Sunday, November 27, 2016

California State Health Department Doctor Warns About Health Risks of Cell Phones

Dr. Raymond Richard Neutra,MD, PhD., MPH is a former public health official with the California State Health Department who offers health and safety advice to teenagers and young children about safer use of cellular phones. Watch the Video on Youtube. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WTHR News Investigates: Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer in NIH Rats

13 Investigates cellphones and cancer: Is the risk real?

"What we found here is fairly clear evidence of a signal," said Dr. David McCormick, director of the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, where the federal government conducted its RF study that cost nearly $30 million.
During the 10-year research project, mice and rats were exposed to RF radiation designed to mimic human exposure based on the radio frequencies and modulations used in the United States. Some of the male rats developed cancerous brain tumors, as well as a rare, malignant tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart.
"What we are saying here is that based on the animal studies, there is a possible risk cellphone RF is potentially carcinogenic in humans," McCormick explained to WTHR at his laboratory on the south side of Chicago. "These are uncommon lesions in rodents, so it is our conclusion that they are exposure related."
"So you're saying: in your lab you found cell phone radiation caused cancer?" 13 Investigates asked, making sure we understood correctly.
"That's correct," McCormick said. "At this point, do we have unequivocal evidence that says cellphone RF radiation is carcinogenic? In humans, no. In rats, I think the answer to that is ‘yes.' For us, that is a signal, and it means there is a question mark out there.
“There is a possible risk cellphone RF is potentially carcinogenic”
Funded by the National Toxicology Program(NTP) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the study's final findings will not be released until sometime next year. Researchers took the unusual step of releasing an initial reportdue to the widespread health implications of the study.
"This was, I think, a surprising finding to virtually all of us who were involved in the study," McCormick said.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Peter Sullivan: Safety Tips For Using a Laptop

Maryland Schools are Not Following American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations on Wireless Radiation

Testimony to the State Board of Education informing them of the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations to reduce wireless radiation in October 2016.

"Back off the promotion of Wi-Fi." Harvard Press on the Health Risks of Wi-Fi in School

Harvard Press published an expose entitled Captured Agency How the Federal Communications Commission Is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates detailing how unchecked industry influence has tainted an honest look at the health risks of cellphones and Wi-Fi. 

See below an excerpt. 

A Modest Agenda for the FCC 

Nobody is proposing that cell phones be banned. Nor does anyone propose the elimination of the Universal Service program or other radical reforms. But there are some steps—and most are modest—that the FCC can take now to right some of the wrongs that result from long years of inordinate industry access and influence: 
  1. Acknowledge that there may be health risks in wireless communications. Take down the dismissive language. Maturely and independently discuss the research and ongoing debate on the safety of this technology. 
  2.  In recognition of this scientific uncertainty, adopt a precautionary view on use of wireless technology. Require prominent point-of-sale notices suggesting that users who want to reduce health risks can adopt a variety of measures, including headphones, more limited usage and storage away from at-risk body parts. 
  3. Back off the promotion of Wi-Fi. As Professor Lennart Hardell has noted, there are wired alternatives that do not expose children to wireless risk. 
  4. Petition Congress for the budgetary additions needed to expand testing of emissions on antenna sites. It was Congress after all that gave industry carte blanche for tower expansion so long as they comply with FCC standards. But there is evidence of vast non-compliance and Congress needs to ensure that tower infrastructure is operating within the law. 
  5. Acknowledge that children and pregnant women may be more vulnerable to the effects of RF emissions and require special protection. 
  6. Promote cable debundling as a way to lighten consumer cable bills, especially for those customers who don‘t care about high-cost sports programming. 
  7. Apply more rigorous analysis to properly assess the value of technology in education. Evidence continues to pile up that technology in education is not as valuable as tech companies claim. Pay less attention to tech CEOs—pay more attention to the researchers who‘ve actually studied the impact of trendy technology fixes on learning 
  8. Take over enforcement of personal privacy rights on the Internet. Of all the basic suggestions here, this would require the most courage as it would involve challenging many of the entrenched powers of the Internet.