December 13th – December 19th, 2010
The Newsletter of the
International Coalition for an Electromagnetic Safe Planet (IC-ESP)
Education! Awareness! Support! Action!
(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)
- Education, Awareness, Best Solution in Avoiding Electrohypersensitivity
- Devra Davis on iPad Hazards
- Australia Goes Crazy Over iPads
- Research on Occupational Microwave Exposure
- Hardel Group Reanalyzes Interphone Study
- Plans for New Cell Tower Have AF Neighbors Boiling
- Danger is Beckoning
- Virginia Court Supports Right to Oppose Tower
- Full Signal Accused of Being Anti-Israel Propaganda Film
- Schools Study Wireless Networks: Radio Waves Cause for Concern
- Windham Woman Decries "Smart Meter" Installation
- Ivey Seeks Ban on Cell Phone Towers at Schools
- WiFi in the Classroom
- Inside TSA Scanners: How Terahertz Waves Tear Apart DNA
- Next News Dossier ERDF: Le CompteurMouchardLinky - Smart Meter
- Sam Milham: An Appreciation
- Monsanto is Climate Criminal
- Busted: This Popular "Independent" Health Website Is Deceiving You
- San Rafael Group Protests PG&E Smart Meters
- WiFi Concerns in British Columbia Schools
- How Those Gizmo Gifts Could Warp Your Child's Mind
- Essay About EMR
- Increases in Cancer Rates Near Radar Facilities in Taiwan (In Japanese and Chinese)
- Excellent WiFi Letter to School Principle
- Dr. Oz on Airport Scanners and CT Scans
- Dear Dr. McDiarmid:
- WiFi Rapport: Next Up
- Take Action: Submit Comment to the Department of Justice re. Veterans Injured by EMR
- Public Health and the Impact of EM Microwave Radiation: Standing Committee for Health Calls into Question Canada's Safety Code 6
- Big Pharma inside the WHO: confidential analysis of unreleased WHO Expert Working Group draft reports, 8 Dec 2009
- Mobile Phones Harm Blood Cells: BBC News
- Council Seeks Radiation Advice
- The Real Risks of Cell Phone Radiation
- Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Induce Genotoxic Effects
- Pre-registration Training: Electromagnetic Fields - March 2011 – Montreal
- Holistic Primary Care
- Lakehead is Wild for WiFi
- Canada: Children Pulled from School Over WiFi Concerns
Education, awareness best solution in avoiding electrical hypersensitivity
Published: December 18, 2010 10:00 AM
To the Editor,
Re: Wireless worries, Dec. 11.
As the subject of your story, I’d like to tell your readers why I spoke out about my electrical hypersensitivity and subjected myself to potential ridicule.
Judging by the responses I’ve had – phone calls, people recognizing me from your article and stopping to chat – there are many more people in my EHS boat.
Radio frequencies from Wi-Fi, cellphones, DECT cordless phones and satellite antennas hit me hardest and fastest, but dirty electricity from electronics and fluorescent lights and electromagnetic radiation from baseboard heaters, computer monitors, electric stove elements compound the problem. My vision blurs to double or triple, and if exposure continues, my eyes feel dry and tired, I develop insomnia and chronic fatigue with fibromyalgia, mood swings, memory loss and brain fog.
I know what caused my symptoms: I have mercury poisoning from 40 years of low-level exposure to dental amalgams, and a 1997 acute industrial strength exposure from a professional pesticide application – mercuric chloride.
Because there were no regulations forcing the exterminator to disclose what he’d used, my doctors had no clue. At 46, I was regularly expelled from medical practices because no antidepressant, anti-inflammatory or analgesic worked.
I’d been locked into a hell that few people escape sane or alive. Thanks to Dr. Cline, I’m still here to talk about it.
My high body burden of mercury has turned me into an antenna. Radio frequencies mobilize mercury causing symptoms of acute mercury poisoning.
To avoid exposure, I could probably move to a cave in outer Mongolia.
Ultimately, I must detoxify my body.
Detoxification requires chelation. Chelation is the only recognized treatment for heavy metal poisoning, and if I had been poisoned in an industrial setting, MSP would have paid for my in-hospital treatment and I’d have WCB for life.
Neither MSP nor private health insurance will pay for chelation because I wasn’t diagnosed correctly and immediately. I’ve looked into suing the exterminator, but there were no regulations, hence no records. Medical records have been shredded.
My MPs, MLAs and several lawyers’ best advice was, “Write a book.”
I’ve made it my mission to educate people. We are unknowing and unwilling guinea pigs in a massive experiment: how much pollution can our bodies take before we collapse in chronic disease?
We can’t fight it if we don’t know about it, and we can’t cure ourselves if our doctors don’t support us – and they don’t.
One neurologist told me that privately he agreed with me, but if he agreed publicly, he’d lose his medical licence for thinking outside the BCMA-endorsed box. Think of the Alberta doctors who’ve lost their licences for whistle-blowing and you’ll realize he’s right.
That leaves us – patients, clients, guinea pigs – to educate ourselves. I urge everyone to do that, immediately. Your very lives depend upon it.
Dear Sir, Madam, Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,
for your information.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You!
Citizens' Initiative Omega
Member of the Buergerwelle Germany (incorporated society)
Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection against Electrosmog
Critique of Interphone is reinforced
Research on occupational microwave exposure
Cordless Phone EMFs Trigger Heart Rhythm Abnormalities
Mobile phones 'harm blood cells'
Sick from Smart Meters
Invisible dangers from cell phones and electronics may cause cancer
Morality is modified in the lab
Wi-Fi Letter to School Principal
Camilla Rees on Living Dialogues with Duncan Campbell
Outrage at new utility lines for E. Vineland
Cedar Lake flag tower debate heats up
Planning application dropped for radio mast at Bray Garda station
Permission denied for mobile phone masts
Windham woman decries 'smart meter' installation
Danger is beckoning
Report favors CMP lines in Saco
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Ho Ho. No!! Why You Shouldn't Buy AniPad for Your Six-Year-Old
8:30 pm December 15, 2010
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So should you really get your six-year-old that chillin’ shiny iPad (or her own cell phone)? After all, celebrity offspring such as Suri Cruise have been photographed using one. Dr. Devra Davis from the Environmental Health Trust says no!
So should you really get your six-year-old that chillin’ shiny iPad (or her own cell phone)? After all, celebrity offspring such as Suri Cruise have been photographed using one. Some schools are handing them out to their students. What harm could it do to a kindergartener to have such a cool, hot gadget — especially one where you can have hundreds of neat applications geared toward children?
According to the Environmental Health Trust, these devices come with safety warnings that few ever read. The kicker is this, the public interest charity warns: All safety warnings for cell phones (e.g., “keep 5/8 inch from the body”) are based on a large fellow with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day. The average toddler’s head weighs about half as much as the one for whom standards have been set. Not surprisingly, a child’s head absorbs twice the radiation through his thinner skull and more fluid brain.
Bone marrow in the child’s skull absorbs 10 times more microwave radiation than does an adult. “That in mind, it’s scary that any parent would allow the use of a cell phone near their child’s head. “That in mind, it’s scary that any parent would allow the use of a cell phone near their child’s head,” he agency’s founder, Dr. Devra Davis, who has detailed cell phone safety in her latest book, “Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Has Done to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family”(Penguin Group).
Read the Fine Print
As for the iPad, it needs to be handled carefully since the device is made of breakable glass-a detail that might escape small children tapping away on it. Also, an increasing number of youngsters have cardiac health issues that have yet to be diagnosed, and a growing number of them actually have high blood pressure and cholesterol. “So what’s the safe distance to keep microwave radiation for those with growing heart, brain, ovaries or gonads who seem to be healthy? Nobody knows, because all of the models that are used apply just to the big guy’s brain and body,” warns Dr. Davis.
Another iPad warning says, “a small percentage of people may be susceptible to blackouts or seizures (even if they have never had one before) when exposed to flashing lights or light patterns such as when playing games or watching videos… Discontinue use of iPad and consult a physician if you experience headaches, blackouts, seizures, convulsion, eye or muscle twitching, loss of awareness, involuntary movement, or disorientation. To reduce risk of headaches, blackouts, seizures and eyestrain, avoid prolonged use, hold iPad some distance from your eyes, use iPad in a well-lit room, and take frequent breaks.”
Consumers can find this and more yourself on the iPad safety pamphlet. Dr. Davis believes whoever wrote this probably had in mind the adult who can fork over $400-$500 for the iPad. Yet nowadays even babies and toddlers are learning to read from wired devices and falling asleep to white noise played from phones placed under their pillows. A child’s brain, healthy or otherwise, is cased in a thinner skull; that’s why they absorb more microwave radiation. The brains of children with neurological disorders may be more vulnerable to damage than their healthy friends and family members.
The iPad safety advice doesn’t consider these issues, but does include information about exposure to radio-frequency energy. The pamphlet notes, “If you are…concerned about exposure to RF energy, you can further limit your exposure by limiting the amount of time using iPadWiFi +3G in wireless mode…and by placing more distance between your body and iPad Wi-Fi +3G.” Children cannot keep “more distance” between themselves and these devices; their arms are too short. Few realize that the iPhone comes with such directions and advice.
“Those clamoring to have their kids’ holiday stockings stuffed with the latest electronic gadgets would do well to look into these warnings before buying one,” advises Dr. Davis.
The Environmental Health Trust is making available information for parents to print and distribute to their local schools, day care centers, mommy-and-me-groups, stroller groups and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings.
For a free brochure, please click here. You can also access more information on volunteering and donations at
Australia goes crazy over iPads.
Saturday December 18th 2010, 7:43 pm
From the Age Newspaper, Melbourne.
iPad invasion proves bitter-sweet
September 19, 2010
THEY call it a tablet, but four months after the Australian release of Apple’s iPad revolutionary touch-screen computer, the device’s popularity is proving a bitter pill for laptop sellers.
While it has been swiftly embraced by businesses as diverse as airlines and hospitals, the iPad is opening up new markets while cannibalising the cheaper end of the established computer market.
Qantas subsidiary Jetstar is the latest organisation to be considering a bulk order.
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Students, lawyers, sales reps and sporting clubs have embraced the device and 500 doctors in Victorian hospitals will be testing it next year.
Global iPad sales have topped 3 million. Brian Dunn, chief executive of US retailer Best Buy, said this week that the iPad ”had cannibalised sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50 per cent”. Netbooks, the ultra-small laptop-like devices, were hit particularly hard.
Apple refused to release Australian sales figures for the iPad, which observers estimate at about 200,000 so far. Apple spokeswoman Fiona Martin said that ”customers from every walk of life” had embraced the device.
Jetstar spokesman Simon Westaway said the airline had successfully tested the iPad as an entertainment device on medium to long-haul flights and was negotiating with Apple for ”thousands” of the devices for its fleet after a month-long trial on the Melbourne-Gold Coast and Melbourne-Cairns routes in June.
MrWestaway said the airline would buy thousands of iPads but they would not be offered on shorter routes such as Melbourne-Sydney because the short flight time did not make it worthwhile.
”For a domestic traveller it works, for an international traveller we think it’ll work too.” MrWestaway said the iPad was an ideal choice to replace the airline’s portable video devices, which show movies, television, music videos and destination guides.
”We want a 2010 and beyond solution to portable inflight entertainment … We think it’ll be our most popular decision yet in terms of inflight entertainment.”
Jim Valle, managing director of Carlton-based Apple retailer Connecting Point, said Visy and Multiplex were among the other corporations he’d seen take orders for the iPad, but the education sector remained its biggest customer.
”Education’s really embraced the iPad in a very, very large way … the uptake’s mostly been in government schools,” he said.
Mr Valle said the Department of Education was considering purchasing thousands more iPads following the successful trial of 500 devices at seven high schools and the Royal Children’s Hospital education institute.
LudiServadei, year seven co-ordinator at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, said the free iPads provided as part of the state government’s trial had been an ”instant success”.
”It’s light, it’s portable, they can put it in their bags and no one can see that they’ve got it. Whereas with a [portable] computer it’s heavy.”
Ms Servadei said the iPad’s applications, in particular, were extremely popular. ”Keynote is a far easier program and a far friendlier program to use than Powerpoint,” she said.
Adam Blacklock, group sales manager with South Melbourne-based Computers Now, said sporting clubs had been among his customers, using the device for player reviews.
Melbourne-based barrister Tom Pikusa said barristers and solicitors, if not judges, had taken to the iPad far more quickly than smartphones or laptops.
”They have taken it up in large numbers, yes,” he said. ”A lot of people use it because it’s a great size and a nice screen - you can see the documents on there pretty well.”
MrPikusa said it was also a useful as a discreet communication device.
MrPikusa, who deals mostly with planning cases at VCAT in William Street, said the device’s size was its best feature.
”The portability of the iPad is the best thing. Rather than lugging folders and folders of stuff to court you can have it all on the iPad and readily available,” he said.
MrPikusa said about one barrister in 10 had an iPad, which he said was ”pretty quick” given the device had only been out four months.
In late July, the state government also announced 500 iPads would be given to graduate doctors and nurse practitioners for use in the state’s hospitals. The $500,000 program begins on January 1.
Already, as part of the state government iPad trial for schools, 20 iPads are being provided for the children at the Children’s Neuroscience Centre at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The portable devices will facilitate the use of HealthSmart, the Victorian government’s health information technology programs, said Australian Medical Association Victoria Branch president Harry Hemley.
“iPads in hospitals will begin to solve computer access problems and allow doctors transportable access to clinical journals, online information and email,” he said.
Research on occupational microwave exposure
Baste, V., Riise, T., & Moen, B. E. (2008). Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields; male infertility and sex ratio of offspring.European Journal of Epidemiology, 23(5), 369-77.
"The authors performed a cross-sectional study among military men employed in the Royal Norwegian Navy, including information about work close to equipment emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, one-year infertility, children and sex of the offspring. ...In a logistic regression, odds ratio (OR) for infertility among those who had worked closer than 10 m from high-frequency aerials to a "very high" degree relative to those who reported no work near high-frequency aerials was 1.86 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.46-2.37), adjusted for age, smoking habits, alcohol consumption and exposure to organic solvents, welding and lead. Similar adjusted OR for those exposed to a "high", "some" and "low" degree were 1.93 (95% CI: 1.55-2.40), 1.52 (95% CI: 1.25-1.84), and 1.39 (95% CI: 1.15-1.68), respectively. In all age groups there were significant linear trends with higher prevalence of involuntary childlessness with higher self-reported exposure to radiofrequency fields."
Comment: Mostly radar exposure, fertility problems. The comparison group was also exposed to radar.
Bortkiewicz, A., Zmyslony, M., Palczynski, C., Gadzicka, E. and Szmigielski, S. (1995). Dysregulation of autonomic control of cardiac function in workers at AM broadcasting stations (0.738-1.503 MHz). Electro- and Magnetobiology 14(3), 177-191.
"The results suggest that exposure of workers to EM fields can cause slight disturbances in autonomic cardiac regulation and slight dysregulation of circadian rhythms in workers exposed to EM fields exceeding 100-150 V/m."