[Air-L] wireless (1 of 3a)
jcu at execulink.com
Sun Dec 4 10:24:34 PST 2011
Yes, of course. Good advice.
Some of my sources come from an online discussion group for
people with multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS). I can't quote
from individual posts unless I get permission from participants,
but I can share their webpage. One would have to become a
member to access their archives and files.
To visit this group on the web, here is a link.
If you read numerous posts in their archives, you'd get a sense
of their sensitivities to various environmental exposures. I also
would never encourage cell phone use in young children. Research
or not, that's common sense.
Apologies for the format for my last 4 emails.
And thank you for your thoughts on this,
On 2011-12-04, at 1:01 PM, Han-Teng Liao wrote:
> Hi, Joan,
> Do you mind providing just the link and not sending all the
> materials in separate different emails to the mailing list, please?
> If you do some Web/library search, you should be able to find some
> statements and factsheets by the WHO and one IEEE human exposure
> standard. These documents should take you to other scientific
> research on that matter, since many of them will cite these documents.
> Not all electric and magnetic fields are the same (
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum ).
> Also, institutions ban wireless sometimes out of different reasons
> instead of health risk (e.g. students using cellphone as distraction
> from lectures, etc.)
> Thus, you may want to define specifically what kind of electric
> and magnetic fields and what kind of devices. Otherwise if one is
> simply paranoid about wireless technologies, then s/he may want to
> reconsider using Iron, refrigerator, toaster, hair dryer, etc.
> For example, I would agree that microwave meals are not really
> healthy compared to other freshly cooked meals, but that is because of
> factors other than electric and magnetic fields (bad life styles, more
> likely to contain artificial stuff, not fresh food, lonely eating
> habits, typical PhD student life >< ).
> Good luck searching for the WHO and IEEE information. Enjoy.
> On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 2:20 PM, jcu <jcu at execulink.com> wrote:
>> Is anyone researching harmful effects of wireless in public domains (esp. in
>> close proximity to chiidren)?
>> s. ont.
>> On 2011-11-30, at 10:41 PM, jcu wrote:
>>> Warnings against Wireless Technology
>>> Governments and organizations that ban or warn against wireless technology
>>> -- American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds are being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers
>>> -- Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: **The FCC's standard does not protect against non-thermal effects.**
>>> -- Australian Democrats: The **explosion in wireless communications technology** is causing widespread illness.
>>> -- Austrian Medical Association: Warns against Wi-Fi, cordless phones, and cell phone use by children.
>>> -- Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect the children.
>>> -- Bavaria, Germany: Recommends no Wi-Fi in schools.
>>> -- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC's exposure standards are **seriously flawed.**
>>> -- European Environmental Agency: Recommends wireless technology be avoided by vulnerable groups such as children.
>>> -- Food and Drug Administration (FDA): The FCC's exposure standard **does not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields.**
>>> -- Frankfurt, Germany: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.
>>> -- Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine (3000 physicians in Germany): Recommends banning cell phone use by children and banning cell phones and cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles.
>>> -- International Association of Fire Fighters: Opposes communication antennas on fire stations.
>>> -- International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly.
>>> -- Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are **not appropriate.**
>>> -- Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges.
>>> -- Knowsley, Borough of, England: Bans cell phones in schools.
>>> -- Lakehead University, Ontario: Bans Wi-Fi on campus
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