Why WiFi should be minimised in schools

Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe, MD explains why WiFi should be minimised in schools.

An increasing number of concerned parents and sometimes staff from schools are contacting Beneficial Environments for advice on mitigating the health risks of WiFi, and asking for a survey to be conducted at their schools.

If you are a concerned parent we suggest you contact your school head, and if necessary, lobby with other parents for a electromagnetic survey to be carried out.

Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Many scientists & physicians have expressed their concerns regarding the adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields.

“I believe that man-made EMFs, especially dirty electricity, are chronic stressors and are responsible for many of the disease patterns of electrified populations” – Samuel Milham MD, MPH – Medical epidemiologist in occupational epidemiology.

“Radio frequency radiation and other forms of electromagnetic pollution are harmful at orders of magnitude well below existing guidelines. Science is one of the tools society uses to decide health policy. In the case of telecommunications equipment, such as cell phones, wireless networks, cell phone antennas, PDAs, and portable phones, the science is being ignored. Current guidelines urgently need to be re-examined by government and reduced to reflect the state of the science. There is an emerging public health crisis at hand and time is of the essence.” – Magda Havas, PhD – Expert in radiofrequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground current.

“Cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals.  The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure; and produces a biochemical stress response.  The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cell phones and the like, or risk the known consequences. The science is very strong and we should sit up and pay attention.” – Martin Blank, PhD –  Researcher in Bioelectromagnetics; Author of the BioInitiative Report’s section on Stress Proteins.

Other quotes on the adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields can be found here

Thankfully there are ways to protect yourself from adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields. Beneficial Environments has solutions to reduce your everyday electromagnetic pollution. We can also carry out electromagnetic surveys in your home, clinic or office.

health effects of electromagnetic fields

health effects of electromagnetic fields – credit mercola.com

WiFi in Schools

This is a tragic story – a 15 year old girl in the UK committed suicide, possibly as a plea for help, after suffering from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) because of Wifi in schools. Click here for the full article in the Daily Telgraph

A mother claims a Wi-Fi allergy killed her daughter and is accusing an Oxfordshire school of failing to safeguard children against the physical effects of wireless technology, an inquest has heard.

Jenny Fry, 15, was found in woodland near her home in Chadlington, on June 11 this year after texting a friend telling her she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.

An inquest heard the teenager was intelligent and organised but that her life had been made a misery due to the prolonged effects of a condition known as electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) .

It is also tragic because there are alternative solutions to having WiFi in schools.

Building Biologists have developed standards which minimize or prevent exposure to harmful EMFs.

These are standards Beneficial Environments endorse.

Jenny Fry didn’t appear to have the support of her GP in recognizing her condition, but some doctors such as Dr. Elizabeth Evans, in the UK do recognize the condition of EHS.

More information on WiFi in schools and GPs can be found at SSITA and an open letter from 15 UK GP’s expressing concern over the health effects of Wi-Fi

The World Health Organisation has classed WiFi (2b) as a possible human carcinogen.

 

Health risks of mobile phones

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive discusses the health risks of mobile phones.

The health risks of mobile phones can be minimized by using an airtube headset which is available from Beneficial Environments’ shop.

Health risks of mobile phones – mitigated through the use of an airtube headset

Airtube headsets are thought by many doctors and scientists to be safer because they reduce microwave and other EM fields exposure massively for the user of mobile phones.
Why are they different? The airtube is an empty tube that carries the sound from a little loudspeaker in the microphone dongle which is 270mm away from the user’s ear.
Airtube headsets have the advantage of massively reducing the health risks of mobile phones and radiation exposure experienced by the user from a mobile phone or cordless phone, particularly to the user’s head. This works in 2 ways – the Which Report measured increased radiation on ordinary wire headsets that picked up the mobile phone radiation – airtube headsets stop this happening and also do not have audio frequency magnetic fields from the ordinary earpiece near your ear nerve.

Other methods to reduce the health risks of mobile phones include:

  • Disabling WiFi and data (3G/4G) when not needed
  • Putting the mobile phone into ‘flight mode’ when not using it
  • Putting the mobile phone into ‘flight mode’ or turning it off when sleeping
  • Placing the phone away from your body when turning the mobile phone on (from off)
  • Placing the phone away from your body when making a call (connection) – especially when the signal is weak

EMF Risks

The EMF risks to health are wide ranging.

A large number of studies*** list symptoms from mobile phones and masts, radio and TV masts, and power lines: which affect our auditory, cardiovascular, cognitive, dermatological, emotional, gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, musculoskeletal, neurological, opthalmologic, physiological and respiratory systems.

*** for example see “Electromagnetic Sensitivity and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – A Summary” by Michael Bevington.

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive discusses the risks of EMF.

 

EMF Risks

Dirty Electricity – Samuel Milham, MD, MPH

Dirty Electricity is high-frequency voltage transients on the mains supply. It is generated by any device that interrupts current flow. When buildings were first electrified the devices which drew power were simply; filament light bulbs, single bar heaters etc. These days we have dimmer switches, compact fluorescent bulbs, power supplies/chargers, TVs, computers etc.

Transients are created when current is repeatedly interrupted. This manipulation of current creates a wildly fluctuating and potentially EMF that not only radiates into the immediate environment but can also back up along the wiring.

Samuel Milham, MD, MPH is the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease.

Dirty Electricity – Samuel Milham, MD, MPH takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure.

He is a physician-epidemiologist specializing in public health. He has more than one hundred scientific publications, many dealing with the health effects of electricity. In 1997, Dr. Milham was awarded the Ramazzini prize for pioneering work describing the occupational cancer risks of electromagnetic fields.

Milham’s book “Dirty Electricity – Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization” (2nd Edition, iUniverse 2010, 2012) is strongly recommended.

Dirty Electricity - Samuel Milham, MD, MPH

Dirty Electricity – Samuel Milham, MD, MPH

WiFi Effects on Health

There are measurable WiFi effects on health because the microwave radiation of WiFi effects our biology.

The World Health Organization, International Agency for Research on Cancer, has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (group 2B).

In this video Guy Hudson, physicist and electrosensitive explains WiFi effects on health.

Radiation Free Headsets

Mobile phone and cordless phones radiate microwaves.  Holding these phones away from your head reduces the radiation absorbed by your brain by a significant factor.

It allows you to comply with the manufacturers’ safety guidance of never to use a mobile phone within 15mm (more than half an inch) from your skin.

You can use speaker mode – not private and picks up external noise.

Ordinary headsets supplied by the manufacturers radiate the brain because the wire acts as an aerial and the speaker puts potentially carcinogenic magnetic fields directly into your ear.

Radiation free headsets work differently:

Airtube headsets from beneficial environments

Airtube headset

White airtube headset

The dongle not only contains the on/off button but also the speaker.

An AIRTUBE – a soft, comfortable, hollow tube with only air in it – carries the sound up to the hollow earpiece.

Technically, an airtube headset is very simple and reliable and reduces the key sources of radiation by an enormous amount.

Please do have a look at this video where Guy Hudson shows you how to use a radiation free headset.

 

WiFi Health Hazards

WiFi Health Hazards

WiFi operates at a range of frequencies but mainly in the 2.4 GHz band.
It doesn’t travel very far and is easily absorbed by water (which is what we’re mainly composed of).

WiFi is a big disruptor of biological processes and is a health hazard.

A simple way to remove the WiFi health hazards is to use wired Ethernet & disable wireless on your laptop and your WiFi router.

This list of WLAN channels is the set of legally allowed wireless local area network channels using IEEE 802.11 protocols, mostly sold under the trademark Wi-Fi.

The 802.11 workgroup currently documents use in five distinct frequency ranges: 2.4 GHz, 3.6 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 5 GHz, and 5.9 GHz bands.

Wifi router health risks

Wifi health hazards – source Wikipedia

Ex head of the World Health Organisation warns on mobile phone usage

Ex head of the World Health Organisation warns on mobile phone usage.

One of the world’s most respected people – a leader in sustainability, a peacemaker, 3 times prime minister of Norway – Gro Harlem Bruntland has hinted before that she experiences symptoms of electrosensitivity – but in a recent inetrview has clearly stated that she immediatley gets headaches if she puts a mobile phone to her head.

From the IEMFA, 20 August 2015:

Ex-WHO General-Director and Ex-Prime Minister of Norway: Wireless Technology Has Negative Health Effects. There Is No Doubt.

On Friday the 14th of August 2015, retired WHO General-Director and Prime Minister of Norway, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, was interviewed by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten*.

One of the issues raised in the interview was her current thoughts on wireless radiation. Her statement was crystal clear.

Watch the relevant clip from the interview here, subtitled in English by Citizens’ Radiation Protection, Norway.

We are grateful to Gro, for her clear and honest response.

Ex head of the World Health Organisation warns on mobile phone usage

Bruntland ex PM of Norway and ex DG of WHO