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Thursday, December 17, 2009
A: It is my contention that the main cause of colony collapse disorder in honeybees is from pesticides. Another reason for the population decline in honeybees is believed to be electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from cell phones and wireless towers. According to an article published in the Times of India, a study in Kerala found that cell phone towers caused a rapid decline in their honeybee population and that they could cause a complete collapse of the bee population in 10 years. Dr. Sainuddin Pattazhy, who conducted the study, concluded that the electromagnetic waves from the towers shorted out the navigational abilities of the worker bees so they couldn't find their way back to their hive after collecting pollen.
A study conducted at Landau University in Germany showed that when cell phones were placed near hives, the bees wouldn't return to them. Scientists believe the radiation generated by the cell phones was enough to interfere with the bees' communication system, which are movement patterns, with their hives.
I doubted the contention that cell phones were detrimental to bees when I first heard it. But studies have shown that the electromagnetic fields have an impact on other species as well, including migratory birds that lose their orientation in the radiation.
If the electromagnetic radiation can affect birds, then there is no doubt in my mind it can affect insects as well, including honeybees. We also need to be concerned about our own species. At one time we were convinced that cigarette smoking was harmless. We were wrong with cigarettes, and we need to look carefully at electromagnetic radiation.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Teachers begin using cell phones for class lessons
Associated Press Writer
Cell phones, the subject of tugs of war between parents, teachers and students across the nation, are taking on a new role in the classroom: learning tool.
Tech savvy teachers are asking students to use their phones to record foreign language assignments, take photographs for projects and do mini-Internet searches if they have a Web browser.
That's a stark contrast to the emphasis that has been placed on prohibiting their use, often out of fear students will cheat or take inappropriate pictures then passed on to friends.
A majority of teens have a cell phone today, and with many schools unable to afford a computer for every student, teachers are starting to see them as a helpful learning device instead.
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Updated Wed. May. 27 2009 10:24 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff
A Columbia University professor is warning the public about the negative health effects of man-made electromagnetic fields, which come out of cellphones and power lines.
"The water doesn't move, it just carries the energy further and further out," Blank told CTV's Canada AM Wednesday.
"It's the same thing about these waves. These waves are generated in all kinds of charges that are present anywhere.
"When you get an electromagnetic field that's coming out of a power line, or it's coming out of a cellphone antenna or a cellphone tower it's going to do things to the molecules in our body."
Blank says EMFs in the environment may lead to brain tumours, Alzheimer's disease, dementia and breast cancer.
Blank, who is speaking in Toronto Wednesday on behalf of the BioInitiative Working Group, said past research has focused too much on the thermal effects of man-made EMFs.
"The heat is what everyone has focused on largely because that was an easy thing to measure," he said.
However, Blank said researchers are now able to measure biochemical changes.
"The biochemical changes occur long before there are changes in temperature," he said.
"That's why people who have focused on the thermal effects, which is the measure of the heat, have gotten the wrong answer."
He said researchers have concluded that there is no real harm because they haven't found any changes in temperature.
"That's not true, there's a lot of change going on there," Blank said.
"One of the changes we've found is the stress response. The cells themselves are telling us that they're in trouble."
In the "language of the cells," they start to make new proteins that they haven't made before and that they only make when they're in trouble.
"These stress proteins are made with all these different electromagnetic fields (EMF)," he said.
"They're made with power line EMFs, they're made with cellphone EMFs and there a clear indication that the cell senses this stuff as potentially harmful."
France is shutting down cell phone use in its elementary schools, due to health concerns. The government ban comes after a study on mobile phone use and wi-fi radiation.
Currently cell phone use is permitted on elementary school grounds, but not in classrooms.
The new mandate will shut down their useage completely. Under the measure, companies will also be required to supply phones that only work with a headset, in order to reduce exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
Some groups accuse the French government of not going far enough to protect children's health, and are pushing for new laws prohibiting all children 14 and under from using mobile phones.
They also want greater regulation on where cell phone towers can be placed.© 2009 NBC
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
The Swiss are exposed to ten times more radiation from mobile phones and other electronic devices than they were 20 years ago.
However, the authors of a study published on Wednesday said the average strength of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields, 0.22 volts per metre, was still well under the permitted limits in Switzerland.
Researchers from Bern and Basel universities measured the impact on individuals by strapping electromagnetic-detection devices to 166 volunteers.
The study found mobile phones, mobile phone masts and cordless phones were the main culprits for the increase. Electrosmog from radio and television stations and Wi-Fi signals plays only a minor role.
The authors said individuals are responsible for generating much of the radiation themselves and recommend that people cut down on calls from their mobile devices and buy phones with cords for home use to reduce exposure.
They added there was still insufficient evidence that this type of radiation was harmful, but the results of an international study looking into the impact on health were expected by the end of this year.
The Swiss study was funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in the magazine, Environmental Research.
swissinfo.ch with agencies
An expert in dirty electricity is warning Bermudians of the dangers of living on a small island in such close proximity to wireless signals and cell phone
Dr. Magda Havas spoke on 'electrosmog' at Cathedral Hall last night. An Associate Professor at Trent University, Canada, she conducts global research into electromagnetic fields and pollution. She said she hoped her visit to Bermuda would help raise awareness of its impact on public health.
"You have so many cell phones and antennas on such a small island here," she said.
"Very often governments will tell you that if the guidelines are exceeded it is perfectly safe, but that's not what scientific research is showing.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Even the President found his nicotine habit was easier to kick than his cell phone addiction. President Obama was unwilling to relinquish his BlackBerry after being elected, immediately commissioning a top-secret model to be designed just for him.
But not cellular use has been good natured. Cell phones have helped contribute to much worse than tasteless text messages. Teenage "sexting" has increased, mass transit accidents and car crashes have occurred, prison violence has increased and a witness was assassinated before trial by order of an inmate with a cell phone.
Protesters managed to shut down work on a Rogers cell tower in Charlottetown Wednesday by blocking an access road to the construction site.Joan McNeil is concerned about the effect the cell tower will have on her health. (CBC)
Construction on the tower, approved by Industry Canada over the wishes of city council, began earlier this week. It's in a field behind houses along Mount Edward Road, and local residents are concerned about the possible health effects of having a cell tower nearby. Among the protesters were nuns from a convent that is in the area.
"All the cancer it's caused," said protestor Joan McNeill.
Goldhawk Radio show in Toronto "the New 740 AM - Zoomer Radio"
between 12:10 and 12:30 pm (EST) on Thursday May 14th. It is going
to have a call-in section so some people may want to share their
experiences with EHS and CFLs. I don't have the number but they will
announce it on air.
Here is their website.
People can listen online if they want. Go to their main site
www.am740.ca and "click to listen"
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
who made it known that they would not stop the emission from the antenna when
the school term started again. The mayor Jacques Krabal had already declared,
"I won't be the mayor who lets our children be put at risk."
VANCOUVER — Una St. Clair-Moniz doesn’t want her children exposed all day to radiation emitted from wireless Internet networks used in schools.
The mother of two is among a group of Langley, B.C. parents calling for schools to err on the side of caution in the face of scientific studies that question the safety of Wi-Fi networks.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The mayor of the second largest city in Calvados is going to remove the wi-fi network from local schools...
declared the mayor Rodolphe Thomas during a press conference.
- Catherine Kleiber, electricalpollution.com
|Could Dow Chemical set up a plant in downtown Portland? Well, Wi-Max technology is wi fi on steroids that will blast every portlander in our homes whether we subscribe to it or not and this technology is at least 3x's as harsh as the average cell tower. They must be stopped or the genetic integrity of our children may be at risk. Thousands of studies worldwide (not one ongoing study in the u.s.!!) confirm that this unregulated technology poses a devastating health risk that some scientists predict will overtake tobacco and asbestos combined. Check out Bioinitiative Report and www.wirelesswatchblog.com|
If you would like to know more about this, write to firstname.lastname@example.org and check out the site: www.wirelesswatchblog.com We are organizing a class action suit against the company and the Mayor and City Council for allowing this to be set up here.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
- Prof. Dr. med. Karl Hecht, Dr. med. Markus Kern, Prof. Dr. phil. Karl Richter, and Dr. med.
Hans-Christoph Scheiner abd and Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Buchner,Prof. Dr. med. Rainer
Frentzel-Beyme,Dr. rer. nat. Lebrecht von Klitzing, Prof. Dr. phil. Jochen Schmidt, Prof.
Dr. jur. Erich Schöndorf, Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Warnke, Prof. Dr. med. Guido Zimmer:
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The European parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to push for tougher regulations to keep mobile phone towers and other electromagnetic emitting devices away from schools and to limit cellphone use for children and teenagers because of the "continuing uncertainties about the possible health risks."
Key parts of the newly endorsed report, backed by 559 of 581 parliamentarians, puts Canada offside with a growing number of international bodies raising concerns about a possible link between wireless technologies and devices and certain types of cancers, including brain cancer.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Relay antennas: a new judgement and a ministerial crisis in France
In the face of widespread protest and numerous lawsuits there is now a ministerial crisis in the country. Apparently in the last few days the unconfirmed number of 135 lawsuits have been launched! In an effort to clarify the situation, Next-up Organisation is putting out a countrywide appeal in order to find out the exact number of lawsuits in progress or about to be introduced. Me Denis Seguin - District Court of Angers
At the request of the Prime Minister the round table on relay antennas, which was supposed to take place on 26 March 2009 with the participation of three ministers (Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin, Minister for Health, Chantale Jouanno, Secretary for Ecology and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Secretary for the Development of the Digital Economy), has been postponed to the end of April. In the face of the rejection of relay antennas that is gaining ground among the public, on 26 March there will instead be an emergency meeting with certain ministers and the mobile phone companies only. In spite of his reassuring statements, which are based notably on the WHO reports (!), it seems that the Prime Minister is discovering the truth about the health problems of relay antennas. Mrs Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin Minister for Health
Every day there are dozens of newspaper articles and TV reports that highlight the growing awareness among the public of the health problems associated with artificial microwave radiation. According to the polls, it seems that the tide is now turning. People no longer believe the reassuring speeches from the authorities, but are beginning to think that the NGOs and the independent scientists are right to sound the alarm.
And that is not the worst of it: Next-up Organisation has just been sent a copy of a document classed as confidential coming from the research department of Electricité de France (EDF), the official producer and distributor of electricity in France. This document, written more than 25 years ago, describes the functioning of the human metabolism (which is based on bio-electromagnetic energy) and the harmful effects of interacting electromagnetic fields on the human being, and outlines the policy for informing the public. EDF Headquarters in Paris
In view of the confidentiality of this document issued by an official body, the first part has been put on line with a password for subscribers to Next-up News. Available in French at the following address: www.next-up.org/France/EDF.php The essential paragraphs (a dozen pages) are in process of being translated into English.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
An oncologist from Sweden's University Hospital found that after one or more years of cellphone use, there is a 5.2-fold elevated risk of malignant brain tumour in children who begin using mobile phones before the age of 20 years; the odds for other ages was 1.4.Read the article:
Thursday, March 12, 2009
A court in France has ordered the dismantling of a cell phone mast based on the ‘precautionary principle’ because there is insufficient proof that cell phones are harmless. The suit was initiated by residents in the vicinity of the tower against cell phone company Bouygues Telecom. Following the judgements of the Nanterre TGI (District Court) and the Versailles Appeal Court Bouygues Telecom began dismantling its phone mast in the early morning of March 6, 2009.
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Friday, February 27, 2009
Good tips to a cleaner electrical environment:
The following are suggestions for parents whose children use cell phones:
• Invest in a $10.00 landline and use it! Do not use cordless phones. “It’s better to have the inconvenience of a landline than the inconvenience of a brain tumor.”
• Limit cell phone use to emergencies only, including texting.
• Don’t let them sleep with their cell phones under their pillows at night so they can text their friends.
• Turn off all cell phones when not in use.
• Use a speakerphone whenever possible.
• Start trying to break your own habit of using a cell phone by setting a good example for your children, and tell them why you’re doing it.
• Use a headset, preferably the old fashioned kind that wraps around the head, as opposed to sticking a wire inside the ear if you do have to use your cell phone in an emergency situation.
• Get an “air tube headset” online, as it is currently one of the better alternatives to sticking a hard wired signal right inside your ear
• Last but not least, INVEST IN A LANDLINE!
Test yourself - you may be surprised.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Electromagnetic Health org.: Dr Thomas RAU Medical Director of Switzerland's Paracelsus Clinic Takes Stand on Hazards of Electromagnetic Pollution - ‘Electromagnetic Load' a Hidden Factor in Many Illnesses.
Lightbulbs Lasting 60 Years? No! CFLs e,mit dirty electricity - most LED lights do not: