Monday, 18 September 2017

Generation Zapped is looking for people to host their film

"Generation Zapped," is a documentary film focusing on simple solutions to protecting your family from the health effects of RF radiation emitting from wireless technology.  They are looking for people world wide to host a showing in their home, church, school, PAC, work, recreation center etc. 
See the excellent 2 minute trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/h7R4gKs8ViI?rel=0
Please contact: screenings@generationzapped.com for more information about screenings to be held in October 2017
Or if you have a venue and would like some help you can contact Janis at: iknowjanis@shaw.ca
Below are the two screening options: 
Home Screening: $75 
Hold a screening at a home for up to 20 people. They will provide you with a DVD, promotional and discussion materials to help you make it a unique experience. This can take place anytime this fall and winter, but please book it as soon as you can. They request that you do not charge for admission, but you can ask your group to chip in to share the costs. 
Community Screening: $245
Reach an even wider audience by holding a larger screening. This can take place at any type of venue, such as a school, theatre, community centre – it can be anywhere you can set up a screen and play the DVD. This option is intended for up to 200 people and you have the option to charge for tickets ($10-$15 suggested) or accept donations to cover the cost. They will provide you with a DVD, promotional and discussion materials, along with social media support, to help you make it an impactful event.

GZ

WARNING: Virtual Reality Headsets Have Never Been Tested For Safety On Children

Parents, Teachers and Students:

Virtual Reality Headsets have never been tested for safety for children and yet, our schools and libraries are purchasing and promoting this product.  To operate these VR Headsets it requires a smart phone, emitting microwave radiation, to be inserted directly in front of a child’s eyes.

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School Districts have not informed parents, teachers or students of the Safety Manuals and Disclaimers mandated by the federal government warning of the permanent health risks from the prolonged use. Parents have not given their informed consent for their children to use this untested and unregulated technology in our classrooms.

Phonegate: French Government Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim

The response from the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries stated the parents would have to sign a detailed Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver.  Virtual Reality Programs have become popular because of the commercials aimed at our children, as the next “must have” product to purchase. Parents will feel pressured to sign this waiver, with their children begging to use the Virtual Reality Program and believe that our government would never allow this technology, with the potential of serious injuries, to hit the store shelves if unsafe. Parents, beware, it is now up to the public to prove Virtual Reality Headsets using smart phones, is unsafe and should never be part of the educational curriculum until scientific peer review studies have proven Microwave Radiation Exposure is safe for children.

Below is a link to the EMF-Portal, an extensive literature database with an inventory of over 25,000 publications and over 5,000 summaries of individual peer reviewed scientific studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields.

The specific age groups suggested for the different products are for age appropriate content, NOT safety.

·      Oculus Rift: no one under the age of 13 may use the Oculus Rift.
·      Merge: no one under the age of 10 may use the Merge VR.  If under 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.
·      View Master VR: no one under the age of 7 years old may use the View Master VR.  If between the ages 7 and 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.

Letter from Parentsforsafeschools to Vancouver Island Regional Library and Greater Victoria Regional Library

Response from Vancouver Island Regional Library

Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver

Mainstream media is own and operated by the wireless industry and they will not cover stories that will affect the potential sale of their products.  Please contact your school principal and school board and let them know this technology has never been tested for safety on our children and we don’t want wireless Virtual Reality Headsets in our schools.

Thank you,
Janis Hoffmann

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Virtual Reality Headsets Have Never Been Tested For Safety On Children

Dear Barry Avis and Brenda Leigh,

Scientists and medical experts are extremely concerned about the promotion of the wireless virtual reality system in our schools and libraries. The 4D headsets now available in stores and the promotion of Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program which provides a free kit with ASUS smartphones, and Google Cardboard headsets have never been tested for safety on children and could cause irreversible damage.


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Cell phones emit RF radiation and should never be used directly in front of a child’s eyes and brain. Professor Om Gandhi from the University of Utah, who is one of the original developers of testing wireless radiation from cellphones, has stated “We have never tested microwave radiating devices directly in front of the young developing eye. The absence of proof of harm at this point does not mean that we have evidence of safety.”

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In a German study mobile phones have been linked to a rare form of eye cancer suggesting regular use of cellphones could lead to an increased risk of contracting uveal melanoma, in which tumours form in the layer that makes up the iris and base of the retina.

Too Much Use of Mobile Phone Can Cause Eye Cancer

Cell-phone radiation can cause visual damage

The health and safety information provided with these headsets includes a list of warnings to the user when using this product. The risks identified include severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures and other conditions of epilepsy. blackouts triggered by light flasher or patterns, and loss of awareness.

Further, the product warnings go on to say that this product should not be used when tired, needing sleep, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are hung-over, have digestive problems, under emotional stress or anxiety, or when suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or headaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms. 
 
It is of great importance to note the following warning, " This product should not be used by children under the age of 13 as these children may be at increased health and safety risk. Adults should monitor children (age 13 and older) who are using or have used the Headset for any of the symptoms described above.”

 

What the Telecom Industry Doesn’t Tell You…But Does Tell Its Investors 
Environmental Health Trust has assembled a series of slides by Telecom Companies that warn investors of the potential for economic loss due to litigation about health effects from wireless.  For eg. VERIZON states:  "Our wireless business also faces personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits related to alleged health effects of wireless phones or radio frequency transmitters, and class action lawsuits that challenge marketing practices and disclosures relating to alleged adverse health effects of handheld wireless phones.  We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits.  In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements." 

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The International EMF Scientist Appeal, signed by over 200 EMF research scientists, university professors and medical doctors from 40 countries, called upon the United Nations, the WHO, and the UN Member States to address the emerging public health crisis caused by indiscriminate use of microwave radiation emitting devices without safety precautions.

Our children's health is at risk and until the industry can ensure the public that this product is safe for children to use we are asking the schools and libraries not to promote these wireless virtual reality headsets.  The burden of proof should not be put upon the public to prove that it’s unsafe, but upon the industry to prove it is safe.

Thank you!
Janis Hoffmann



Sunday, 28 May 2017

A new Canadian study reports that 558 lifetime hours of cell phone use doubles the chance of gliomas, a deadly brain cancer.

Canadian Study Finds Cell Phone Use Increases Risk For Brain Cancer
 
Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. We now have evidence from the latest Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use.

How long will it take a teenager to amass 558 hours of cell phone use?




Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Canada – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health

Cellphone Ban at Victoria Middle School pushes the wrong buttons
It is a first for the Greater Victoria School District. In a letter to parents, principal Topher Macintosh said despite efforts to control their use, “the detrimental impact of cellphones on our school is clear and overwhelming.” “Many students have tremendous difficulty managing their use of cellphones, and because of this, teachers are finding phones a serious impediment to instruction and learning.” But efforts will be made to satisfy the concerns of parents who oppose the ban, Macintosh said.


Dear Mr. Macintosh,
It takes leadership to challenge what is popular and address the growing problem of cell phone addiction in our schools.  It’s clear the constant use of cell phones is interfering with our children’s ability to interact and develop healthy relationships in the real world.  This addiction is robbing our children of the opportunity to build life skills that include critical thinking, communication, cooperation, and the ability to focus.

Besides the negative impact this addiction has on learning, parents, teachers and students are unaware of the known health risks from the unregulated exposure to RF radiation emitting from these wireless devices.   Your decision to ban the use of Cell Phones during school hours will make a huge impact on the reduction of radiation exposure our children are experiencing in our classrooms.

Soon other schools will follow your lead to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn in.

Thank you!
Janis Hoffmann

Toronto School Bans Cellphones from Class
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/02/18/toronto-school-bans-cellphones-from-class.html

Questions over whether wi-fi is safe for our kids
“Most people trust official advice and do not question it but in Scotland the public and our decision-makers have not been accurately informed about the possible harmful effects of wireless signals.“Children have the right to a safe environment and I think this means adapting technology in schools to wired-only connections and restricting mobile devices.”

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Canada – Policy Recommendations On Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation & Health
- Limit the length of cell phone calls
- Replace cell phone calls with text, use “hands-free” devices
- Encourage children under the age of 18 to limit their cell phone usage.


Database of Worldwide Policies on Cell Phones, Wireless and Health
A list of Worldwide Policies on Cell Phones, Wireless and Health by governments, health authorities and schools worldwide


Wireless communication technologies: New study findings confirm risks of nonionizing radiation
This article documents the latest study findings regarding the endpoints of genotoxicity, fertility, blood-brain barrier, cardiac functions, cognition, and behavior. A verified mechanism of damage is oxidative cell stress. New hypotheses of additional mechanisms of action will also be presented.

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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR HARD-WIRING A CLASSROOM and WIRELESS DEVICES to SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION HAZARDS
More and more schools are implementing a 'No cell phone' policy during school hours due to distractions that negatively impact learning. However, much of this problem could be resolved with the removal of WiFi and the return to hard-wired Internet which is faster, cheaper, more reliable and more secure than wireless networks.
Unlike WiFi, hard-wired Internet gives teachers more control as to when the Internet is accessed in the classroom and allows oversight to ensure the content is appropriate for learning. Hard wired Internet allows oversight that benefits our children while also significantly reducing their daily exposure to RFR. Peer reviewed science overwhelmingly suggests cumulative Radio Frequency Radiation is a health risk, particularly for developing children. Hard-wired Internet reduces RFR exposure making it the safest, healthiest choice for our children.

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 http://octowired.com/
Typical Classroom Wiring Cost: US pricing
$250 for five 8-port Gigbabit Switches
$125 for OctoWired Flexible Conduit System
$ 25 for Ethernet cable and connectors
$100 for two hours of labor to install
$500 total per classroom


Ever wonder why people are so addicted to their wireless devices?

60 Minutes viewers object to the idea of "brain hacking"


Sunday’s segment on how tech insiders say programmers get you to check your phone constantly had some viewers powering down
Harris, while employed as a Google product manager, authored a 144-page presentation three years ago that said the distractions of apps are “weakening our relationships to each other” and “destroying our kids’ ability to focus.”

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-viewers-object-to-the-idea-of-brain-hacking/

The Doctor Who Stood Up to Monsanto & Declared Agent Orange Carcinogenic Warns Us on Wireless

As Commonly Used, Cell Phones Exceed Canada’s Radiation Exposure Limits - CBC Investigation - Canadians Await Government Action As Cancer Connections Strengthen
When contacted by Prevent Cancer Now, Edmonton neuro-oncologistDr. Jacob Easawconfirmed, "younger patients with brain tumours are presenting more frequently to my clinics. One possible explanation is the use of cell phones. Younger patients may especially be at risk because of thinner skulls and developing/maturing brains.”
 


Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use and Brain Tumor
The Italian Court of Ivrea is the first Court in the world to recognize a causal link between cellphone use and brain tumors in an April 11, 2017 ruling which awarded a Telecom employee, Roberto Romeo, lifetime damages of 500 euros a month after he developed a brain tumor from fifteen years of cell phone use.



Greece: Athens Medical Association Recommends Reducing Electromagnetic Wireless Radiation To Protect Public Health
On April 1st the Athens Medical Association (AMA) held a Scientific Conference on “Non-Ionizing Radiation and Its Effects on Human Health” at the Athens Medical Association Building, Athens, Greece. Scientific lectures were followed by a discussion, then the Athens Medical Association decision to issue 16 recommendations to reduce human exposure to wireless radiation.

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ECERI, which is THE EUROPEAN CANCER AND ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH INSTITUTE
In March 2017, an international delegation of ECERI scientists who are experts on the subject of health effects from non-thermal levels of EMF (wireless radiation) met with the WHO . They were Tarmo Koppel (EE), Dominique Belpomme (F), Ernesto Burgio (I), Christine Campagnac (F), David Carpenter (US), Lennart Hardell (SE), and Igor Belyaev (SKA). This newsletter covered the meeting and includes several recent scientific publications by ECERI scientists.



The International EMF Scientist Appeal calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, UNEP and the UN Member States to:
Address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods; and

Urge that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) initiate an assessment of alternatives to current exposure standards and practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing radiation.


The Doctor Who Stood Up to Monsanto & Declared Agent Orange Carcinogenic Warns Us on Wireless
Dr. Lennart Hardell did research on Agent Orange in the 1970's and determined it to be carcinogenic and toxic. His research was discounted by officials who were later found to be on the payroll of Monsanto. This excerpt is from a long video of a conference of Next Up ress Conference 5th Paris Appeal Congress :A Focus on ElectroHyperSensitivity (EHS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

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by Martin L. Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences.  I have listed 11 different health effects of such non-thermal exposures, seven of which have been found to be produced by Wi-Fi exposure. When one looks at these health impacts it is clear that non-thermal EMF exposures attack: our health; our brain function; the integrity of our genomes; and our ability to produce healthy offspring.5. Neither Wi-Fi apparatuses nor other devices putting out such EMFs are ever tested biologically for safety not even one of them, not even once, before they are put out to irradiate the unsuspecting public. Such biological safety testing is the only way to say anything about their biological impacts.

All assurances of safety that you will see in industry propaganda are based on a theory (of only thermal effects) and that theory has been shown to be false and should have discarded, in my opinion, over 40 years ago. 

SUMMARY: 19 studies have each shown health effects of Wi-Fi, most of which have also been shown to occur in response to low intensity exposures to other types of microwave frequency EMFs. These are likely to have massive health effects by producing male infertility (female infertility has not been studied in response to Wi-Fi), oxidative stress (involved in dozens of human diseases), cellular DNA damage (possibly leading to both cancer and mutations in future generations), life threatening cardiac effects, cellular apoptosis and also intracellular calcium overload (with both of these possibly leading to neurodegenerative diseases), various neuropsychiatric changes and many hormonal changes. The high level sensitivity of stem cells to such EMFs may put children, particularly young children at special risk of Wi-Fi exposure. It follows that placing Wi-Fi in schools may well be especially damaging. 

 Wi-Fi as a Very Substantial Threat to Human Health, by Dr Martin Pall (.pdf file via Mobilfunk/Omega Group, further links below)

"I have been asked to comment on the health and safety of Wi-Fi. I am happy to do so. Because this is a long document, I want to first outline what is in this document so you can see how it all fits together:

1.     FCC and other safety guidelines are based on the assumption that microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can only produce thermal (heating) effects. In other words they claim that there cannot be any nonthermal effect on our bodies.
2.     However there have been many thousands of studies in the scientific literature, published from the 1950’s to the present, with each of these showing the existence of one of more non-thermal EMF effects.
3.     There is a consensus among independent scientist, as shown by the 2015 Appeal to the United Nations signed by 220 independent research active scientist experts in this area, that there are non-thermal health effects produced by these EMFs and that the current safety guidelines are inadequate because they do not take these non-thermal effects into consideration.
4.     I have listed 11 different health effects of such non-thermal exposures, seven of which have been found to be produced by Wi-Fi exposure. When one looks at these health impacts it is clear that non-thermal EMF exposures attack: our health; our brain function; the integrity of our genomes; and our ability to produce healthy offspring.
5.     Neither Wi-Fi apparatuses nor other devices putting out such EMFs are ever tested biologically for safety – not even one of them, not even once, before they are put out to irradiate the unsuspecting public. Such biological safety testing is the only way to say anything about their biological impacts.
6.     I have found what appears to be the main mechanism of action by which low intensity EMFs produce these non-thermal effects. This mechanism which is described below, is that these EMFs activate what are called voltage-gated calcium channels. Most if not all of these effects produced (see #4 above) can be understood as being caused by the excessive calcium levels in the cell produced though this activation
7.     In Table 1, I present 19 studies of health-related impacts of Wi-Fi exposure, each of which have found one or more health related impacts of Wi-Fi. 7 of these health effects have been replicated more than once in these Wi-Fi studies; these 7 have also been found to occur repeatedly following other low-intensity EMF exposures and should, therefore be considered established effect of Wi Fi. Industry propaganda claims that Wi-Fi has no health effects should be rejected out of hand.
8.     There are some supposed Wi-Fi studies that have been claimed by industry to have found no effects. These studies are each tiny studies that have no statistical power to make any such a claim and they are also studies where the effects of simulated Wi-Fi were studied not real Wi-Fi.
9.     There are four different types of studies, each of which provide evidence for cumulative effects of non-thermal EMF exposures. While none of these looked at Wi-Fi, they suggest that it is likely that biological impact of Wi-Fi will get much worse over time and therefore the short term studies described in #7 may only describe a small part of the long term effects.
10.  Wi-Fi and other microwave frequency EMFs may be particularly active in producing biological damage in young people. It follows from this that placing Wi-Fi in schools may be particularly problematic..."

Links to more presentations, papers etc. by Martin Pall:
 

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

The secret inside your cellphone (CBC Marketplace)

CBC Investigation: Cell Phones Violate Radiation Government Radiation Limits
Davis notes that tablets and other wireless devices held directly on laps also will likely violate the tested distance as most devices are regulatory tested at least 8 inches away from the body, adding that the arms of many young children do not extend to that length.




Letters to Health Minister Philpott about statement on CBC Marketplace “The Secret Inside Your Cellphone”
Health Canada submitted the most outrageous and irresponsible comment “EVEN IF A SMALL CHILD WERE EXPOSED TO A CELL PHONE… 24 HOURS A DAY, 365 DAYS A YEAR … THERE WOULD BE NO ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECT.”

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Dane Snowden of the CTIA does not say cell phones are safe (.23 min)

Cell Phones Would Be Illegal If Radiation Tested In the Way They Are Used (4.22 min)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu2DUpAt4xw&feature=em-subs_digest%20%20%20%0b

Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer
At the Baltimore Convention Center last June, the Pediatric Academic Societies showcased research showing that children are more vulnerable than adults to microwave radiation, which can cause a host of serious learning and behavioral problems along with increasing cancer risk.

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The Appeal also states, “Based on scientific studies no safe level of this radiation has been established and therefore we have no safety assurances.”
  • No wireless networks in preschools, kindergartens and schools.
  • A hard-wired direct cable connection is recommended to each classroom for the teacher to use during lessons.
  • Prefer wired telephones for personnel in preschools, kindergartens and schools.
  • Prefer cabled connection to Internet and printers in schools and turn off Wi-Fi settings in all equipment.
  • Prefer laptops and tablets that can be connected by cable to Internet.
  • Students should not be allowed to use cell phones in schools. They can either leave them at home or the teacher collects them in turned off mode before first lesson in the morning.


This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed
Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body.

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