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Top cancer expert says wifi is as dangerous as tobacco and asbestos

In this Daily Mail article top cancer expert Professor Anthony Miller says wifi is as dangerous as tobacco and asbestos

Prof Anthony Miller of Toronto University couldn’t be blunter, saying: ‘[Wifi] should not be allowed in schools.’

Professor Miller – who was Director of Canada’s National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology Unit, and has held top posts in the World Health Organisation and the German Cancer Research Centre – is not alone in his fears.

He is the latest in a long line of top scientists to warn that the invisible waves of electromagnetic radiation that now constantly wash over us all – dubbed ‘electrosmog’ even by some academics – may cause a future cancer epidemic, and that it’s children who are most at risk.

Some concerned nations have already begun banning or restricting wifi, as well as mobile phones – another source of electrosmog – in schools.


France has banned wifi from nursery schools (the younger the child, the greater the danger), and restricted its use in teaching children up to the age of 11.

It has also banned mobile phones from all schools, partly because they are socially disruptive. But the country’s official Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety has recommended that tablets and other wifi devices should be regulated as phones are.

Cyprus has also banned wifi from kindergartens, and only permits it in the staff offices of junior schools for administration purposes. Israel also prohibits it in pre-schools and kindergartens, and allows it only to be gradually introduced in class as children get older. The Israeli city of Haifa has hardwired its school system so children can used computers that don’t need wifi to connect to the internet.

Frankfurt, meanwhile, hardwired 80 per cent of all its schools more than a decade ago, while the school authorities in Salzburg, Austria, wrote to headteachers officially advising them not to use wifi as long ago as 2005.

Ghent in Belgium has banned wifi in pre-schools and daycare centres, while individual local authorities in Spain and Italy have removed it from all their schools. Even faraway French Polynesia has prohibited it in nursery schools and limits it in primary ones. And so the list goes on.

Here in Britain, by contrast, there is only complacency and inaction – despite authoritative early warnings of trouble ahead.

Until Public Health England (formerly PHA) follow suit, the recommendation from us at Beneficial Environments is to try and reduce your everyday exposure to electosmog, by taking these sensible precautions:

  • Use a wired Internet solution during the day where possible, to connect to your devices and either disable Wifi at the router itself or use a shielded router bag
  • Use an airtube head set, or better still use one with an EMF filter (See our latest product Oktapus)
  • Disable data (3G/4G), bluetooth and wifi on your phone when it is not being used
  • Switch off your wifi router at night
  • Switch mobile phones off or to flight mode at night
  • Charge devices away from your body and your bed

 

Federal Research Raises Flags about Cancer Risks from Cellphone Radiation

Federal Research Raises Flags about Cancer Risks from Cellphone Radiation based on this research.

The research found that male rats exposed to radio-frequency radiation had a greater chance of developing malignant brain cancer, tumors in the heart and tumors in other organs. Various tumors were also observed in mice exposed to radio-frequency radiation. The amount of radiation to which the laboratory animals were exposed included the levels emitted by cellphones millions of people use everyday.

“This is the most authoritative study published that connects cancer with cellphone radiation – it should raise alarms for policymakers and awareness for all Americans,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., senior science advisor at EWG. “These studies should have been done before more than 90 percent of Americans, including children, started using this technology day in and day out.”

Full article from EWG can be found here

 

 

Dr George Carlo

Dr George Carlo is a speaker at a special screening of Generation Zapped in East Sussex.

Generation Zapped is a new documentary about the health risks of wireless technology.

A screening of this documentary and a workshop conference has been organised in the UK.

CONFERENCE & SCREENING

Date: Friday, 6th October 2017
Time: 10am – 5pm
Tickets include buffet lunch and refreshments: £50
https://billetto.co.uk/e/generation-zapped-screeningwith-dr-george-carlo-tickets-219394/select
Location: Dale Hill Hotel & Conference Centre, Ticehurst, TN5 7DQ (close to A21, Flimwell Lights)
RSVP/QUERIES: Sarah Dacre zapped.igen@gmail.com

BONUS SCREENING

Date: Thursday, 5th October 2017
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
Donations to cover costs will be appreciated. 

“GENERATION ZAPPED investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology; its effects on our health and well-being, as well as the health and development of our children. From its links to breast and brain cancer, to its associations with increased infertility and genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD, to newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS).”

A new film produced in the USA and lasts 70 minutes.

Dr George Carlo is a public health scientist, epidemiologist, lawyer, and the founder of the Science and Public Policy Institute. Dr George Carlo headed a $28.5 million research program funded by the cell phone industry from 1993 to 1999. He has appeared on 20/20, 60 Minutes, World News Tonight, CBS News with Dan Rather and The Today’s Show, as well as on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.

He is the former head of Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA) with a budget of $25million established concerns about cell phone use.  Author of Cell Phones: Hidden Hazards in the Wireless Age, available on Amazon.

Dr George Carlo Generation Zapped

Dr George Carlo Generation Zapped

Guy Hudson & Beneficial Environments have a stand at the screening and conference.

Guy can advise you on how to protect yourself from everyday electrosmog.

Please drop by and say hello!

About Guy Hudson BSc MInstP

Guy is a physicist, engineer, EMF Audit & Surveying Professional & former CIO.
He is electrosensitive.
He is the CEO of Beneficial Environments.
Co-founder of Village Water.
Previously management consultant to telecoms industry.

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Guy Hudson BSc MInstP

 

“Low Radiation” Cordless DECT Phones – How to stop them radiating has changed

“Low Radiation” Cordless DECT Phones – How to stop them radiating has changed, radically.
Summary:
1) tick “no radiation” ECO setting
2) take all the handsets out of their charging cradles, switch them off, and do not replace them in the cradles.
3) if all of the above is not done – the transmitter will radiate
4) if a call comes in, switch a handset on and the system will reconnect the transmitter
Radiation from cordless phones is a major contributor to electrosmog levels*. To have the transmitter base on 24/7 (the default – cost £25/$30 a year)
One manufacturer, GIGASET  alone has a “no radiation” setting – here is how you make that work. (It has changed – radically and if you haven’t checked with a meter, you may be in for a surpise. It does not operate how you might expect it to.
We have been recommending Siemens Cordless phones for those customers who cannot be without Cordless phones but want low radiation when not using them. The way to cut the radiation from the system them has changed.
Siemens have sold their Cordless phone division. The phones are now called GIGASET instead of Siemans GIGASET.
The GIGASET phones’ low radiation function works radically differently for all their DECT phones**.
Detail Instructions
1 Set up
a) As per normal – connect the base to the landline, and connect the charger
b) position handsets around your house in their charging cradles and switch on with the green button
c) on any handset go into settings/Eco and select “No radiation” and make sure it is ticked.
2) Operation
When you want no radiation especially at night –
a) remove each and all of handsets from each of the cradles
b) switch each of them off with the red button. (Beware if you replace any the handsets in any cradle they switch on and activate the base transmitter again)
c) this will deactivate the base transmitter and it will not ring if a call comes in.
d) will record incoming messages for later replay.
e) If you also connect a wired handset it will ring until the call recorder cuts in.
f) If, when a call comes in, in the night if you pick up any handset and hit the green button it will switch on the handset which will switch the transmitter on.
Our comments
Once you know this it is not such a bad system. It’s a shame you can’t charge the handsets without them being on, and it’s a shame that incoming calls won’t wake up the transmitter and the handsets. This means the transmitter needs to be on whenever you want the handsets to ring on an incoming call – unless – if you can hear the ringing from the wired handset (or ringer unit)  anywhere where you need to  in the house then have the transmitter switched off during the day, too. Because all you do on hearing a ringing is to pick up any handset and switch it on. (follow instructions 1a and 1b, above). If you make sure the batteries are good (rechargeable AAA) then occasionally recharge them in the cradles when you are out  – all at the same time and then uncradle them all again.
This was tested on the current GIGASET models 430 and 430A as at July 2017 and confirmed with GIGASET customer helpdesk.
**[probably apart from their most expensive range which they still call ECODECT Plus.]
Please do comment on this and any other makes of DECT phones that may have an ECO mode. We have yet to find out whether the variable transmitter power function still operates and what the “full range” setting does.
Beneficial Environments is committed to minimising electrosmog for the health conscious in our technological surroundings.

The International EMF Alliance

Beneficial Environments is proud to be one of 117 Supporting Organisations to the International EMF Alliance (IEMFA).

The International EMF Alliance aims to protect the health of you and your family.

Non-ionizing electromagnetic fields and health.
Ongoing developments in biological sciences increase worldwide consensus amongst life scientists that the multitude of cellular changes induced by non-ionizing electromagnetic fields may over longer time accumulate into a range of serious health problems, due to prolonged exposure at levels significantly below the current exposure guidelines. These fast emerging long-term effects form a wide threat for public health Read More

IEMFA is the International Electromagnetic Fields Alliance, supported by an independent and growing global body of empirically-based scientific experts on living processes, with a multilevel, multidisciplinary health focus. The Experts cover a wide range of Biological, -Physics, -Medical and Epidemiologic disciplines, ranging from electron and molecular level to the level of living cells, tissues and the functioning of different organ systems. They cooperate worldwide to supply a coherent, multilevel insight into the chaotic multitude of observed biological disruptions when exposed to non-ionizing radiation, addressing important long-term degradation threats for public health. IEMFA collaborates with leading life-science institutions and non-governmental organizations worldwide.

The International EMF Alliance

The International EMF Alliance

Reducing radiation children and mobile phones

Reducing radiation children and mobile phones.

If you do decide to your child a phone, then…

Do not give them on old one with a small aerial in the top – these concentrate the radiation emissions right by the skull.

I have gone for an HTC One smartphone as the one that doses me least with microwave radiation in daily use.

They are a top end smartphone but support internet pass through – i.e. the phone will connect to the internet via a USB cable to any PC with the HTC software on.  On Amazon they are priced from £115 upwards.

I don’t know of another manufacturer that supports this. All smartphones seem to need large downloads to support software updates which on other phones means lots of radiation from their data function.

At any time when near a PC with the HTC software connecting to the internet with a USB cable – it also charges the phone.

In use:

  1. switch off all the transmitters except 3G phone-and-text – that means 4G, bluetooth, wifi, position, nfc, and data. The battery life is at least doubled.
  2. temporarily switch on data only when needed. Get your child to learn how to use the usual apps – facebook etc. on their wired PC and with a wired connection to their phone at home..
  3. never put a microwave transmitter (cordless and mobiles) to your head, always carry it in a bag, never in a pocket
  4. always use an air tube headset (single ear – stereo ones are dangerous because you cannot hear what is going on around you and tangle a lot) and keep it plugged in so that you answer the phone by headset and hold the phone a good distance from the head when using it. Speaker-phone mode is not so good – it means transmitters closer to the head, are overheard and usually affected by background noise. Using the airtube headset – radiation to your brain is roughly 10,000 times less than compared to using the phone held to your ear.
  5. you can use screening phone holders but they do nothing to reduce radiation (any attempt to shield a phone means they ramp up their power).
  6. also blobs and buttons and stickers cannot counteract the powerful radiation ever, fully – if at all.
  7. at night switch off totally and charge at least 2m from the bed.
  8. consider getting your child to wear protective clothing for school. Looks ordinary but contains silver thread which reflects microwaves.

I tried to hardwire a new Samsung phone 18 months ago and it couldn’t! HTC do and it works well.

Also if you are going to give your child data access there are these parental control apps.

http://uk.pcmag.com/parental-control-monitoring-products/79219/guide/the-best-parental-control-apps-for-your-phone

EMF Protection

EMF Protection.

We live in a technological age:- laptops, smart phones (mobile/cell-phones), cordless phones, smart meters and Wi-Fi routers are everywhere; in our homes, offices and schools and they are used almost 24×7.

An accumulating body of research suggests that exposure to these EMF technologies could have long-term implications for our health.

A growing number of people are claiming to experience unpleasant and sometimes severe effects as a result of exposure to EMFs of various frequencies. This condition is referred to as electrical sensitivity or electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

To mitigate these health risks you need EMF protection.

If you’re concerned about the potential health effects of these fields or are electrically sensitive, Beneficial Environments has a range of solutions which may help to give you peace of mind.

We sell EMF absorbing wallpaper, clothing (hats, vests, shorts), earth (grounding) sheets and airtube headsets.

EMF Radiation

There is a large body of solid science showing that electromagnetic radiation (EMF Radiation – EMR) that is a by-product of our high-tech world has many varied effects on our biology. It is time we replaced the common refrain of “no solid evidence of danger” with “it’s time we acknowledge the dangers and do something about it”.

The steps necessary for change are many. Two of the most important are:

  1. Establish the criteria that will make the technology safer for users and for all in the surrounding environment. Fortunately, those criteria are not difficult to put in place, and there are multiple ways in which the amount of exposure can be reduced. What is required is the recognition that the change is needed and doable.
  2. Create an informed citizenry. When people are informed, they are empowered. We have seen over and over again what the population can achieve when it is mobilized to act. Corporate and government policy can change dramatically.

These goals are central to the ideas in this book (and our company Beneficial Environments). By knowing the facts you can make informed decisions about how to use technology, and you can become part of the process (solution) required to reduce the potential harm posed by EMF radiation.

Adapted from Overpowered – What science tells us about the dangers of cell phones and other WiFi-age devices – Martin Blank, PhD

Beneficial Environments has products which can reduce your exposure to EMF radiation. We also offer a comprehensive surveying service.

We conduct surveys in homes and offices, in areas used for sleeping, working and resting. We check the levels of EMF radiation and compare them with those recommended by the Institute of Building Biology, Stetzer Electric and others.

EMF radiation

EMF radiation

Mobile Phones and Cancer

Epidemiological studies have begun to show us that low-frequency, non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation correlates with cancer. *

In recent years, a significant share of research into EMF radiation has investigated the impact of mobile phones and cancer.

In 2009, the Journal of Clinical Oncology published findings of a team of seven scientists, who reviewed 23 epidemiological studies on the link between mobile phones and cancer. The team concluded:

although as a whole the data varied, among the 10 higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between cell [mobile] phone use and tumor risk [cancer]. The lowest quality studies, which failed to meet scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded.
The 13 studies that investigated cell phone use fo 10 or more years found a significant harmful association with tumor risk, especially for brain tumors, giving us ample reason for concern about long-term use.

The point about long term exposure is important, many industry funded studies are based on short term exposure and these studies often conclude there is no link between mobile phones and cancer (or indeed other sources of EMF). These results also suggest that, as with tobacco smoke, cancer may be a long-term result based on repeated and/or extended exposures to EM radiation sources.

Other recent research out of Israel reinforces these findings. Israelis are heavy mobile phone users who, on average, increased cell phone usage six-fold between 1997 and 2006. In 2008 Dr. Siegal Sadetzki published a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology that concluded heavy mobile phone users (at least 22 hours per month) were at least 50% more likely to develop cancer of the parotid gland (one of the salivary glands) than those who never or rarely used mobile phones.

In 2011 a review of deaths between 1970 and 2006 from Israel’s National Cancer Registry found that ‘the total number of parotid gland cancers in Israel increased from 4-fold from 1970 to 2006, whereas other major salivary gland cancers remained constant. This result can be thought of as a control experiment. During this period, when parotid gland cancer was inceasing in Israel along with mobile phone use, cancer of the submandibular and sublingual glands (shielded from mobile phone radiation by the jaw bone and tongue, respectively remained constant.

mobile phones and cancer

mobile phones and cancer

* Adapted from ‘Overpowered – What science tells us about the dangers of cell phones and other WiFi-age devices‘  by Martin Blank, PhD.

So what can you do to protect yourself from mobile phones and cancer?

  • Use an airtube headset or speaker mode
  • Disable wireless and data when not needed
  • Put the mobile phone into ‘airplane mode’ when not needed at all
  • Do not keep your mobile phone in your pocket
  • Turn off the mobile phone (or ‘airplane’ mode) at night before sleeping

Mobile Phone Radiation

In this video Guy Hudson discusses Mobile Phone Radiation