There are many topics involving the effects of technology on our lives. Read on to learn more!
Why Safer Tech?
Technology is all around us these days. In the last 130 years, our homes, cars and offices have filled with electronics that consume electricity and send or receive signals. These devices allow us to do incredible things like connect with someone on the other side of the world, or keep our homes warm in the winter.
But did you know these devices emit a variety of radiation, commonly referred to as electromagnetic fields (EMF)? Researchers have found many negative effects from EMF on body systems, including links to cancer, neurodegeneration, diabetes, and infertility.
Effects on the Body
Did you know that our bodies have their own internal electrical system? That’s why doctors use machines that analyze electrical activity to look at your heart or brain.
On the other hand, the artificial energy used in our homes, cars, and offices is different, and not complimentary. It’s similar to losing radio reception when you drive under power lines. However, inside our bodies, ‘losing reception’ means inflammation and ultimately disease processes.
Common Sources of Wireless & EMF Radiation
5G & LTE Cellular Towers
Wifi-connected devices (computers & TVs)
Bluetooth devices (AirPods, speakers)
"Smart devices" (electrical meters, home security, thermostats, digital assistants)
home electrical wiring errors
Artificial lighting (LED & fluorescent bulbs)
Community Effects of Cellular Towers
Radiation from wireless antennas (cell towers, hot spots, wifi) create a soup of manmade energy pulsations (radio frequency radiation-RFR) that jeopardize the health of a community, with dire consequences often the result.
Cancer rates increase in the vicinity of cell towers. In a 2011 study, Brazilian researchers found that the cancer death rate was significantly elevated with proximity to cell phone towers
According to a study, in Pittsfield, MA, residents began getting sick as soon as a Verizon tower went operational
How to eliminate and reduce EMF’s in our schools.
Reducing or eliminating electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure from wireless radiation in classrooms across the state is essential in promoting a safe learning environment.
Learn more by reviewing the following documents which are linked below: How To Eliminate and Reduce Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure in the Classroom: An Introductory Guide for Schools AND Questions and Answers about Wi-Fi in Schools. Please share with school officials, parents, and others.
WiFi in Schools
Our children, teachers and staff deserve a safe environment. WiFi networks and cell phones create microwave (wireless) radiation exposures in classrooms. Scientists have been warning the public for years that wireless radiation causes harm, and the scientific evidence is growing stronger. Children are more vulnerable because they are growing and their brains are still developing.
Research has found wireless radiation is associated with many health harms including headaches, memory problems, vision issues, insomnia, heart palpitations, behavioral problems, cancer, brain damage, and damage to the reproductive system. Safer solutions do exist that allow internet connectivity but without harmful wireless exposures. Schools can implement ‘best practices’ for wireless systems until safer alternatives can be put into place.
Scientific letters from the Environmental Health Trust and international scientists were sent to state officials* and the state PTA on the important and pressing issue of WiFi and cell tower radiation in classrooms.
The letter is linked below. The vital communication provides the reader with a very good overview of issues related to the subject and the imperative to protect children in classrooms from wireless radiation exposure.
Rachel Carson, in her seminal 1962 book, Silent Spring, wrote about the devastating and long-lasting effects of pesticides which continue to impact all wildlife and species, including humans. Scientists have been warning the public for years that microwave radiation from cell towers and local neighborhood antennas – now popping up everywhere – are harmful to birds, bees, insects, trees, and all living things. Sadly and alarmingly, there are many similarities between the silent spring created in cities and farms from pesticides and the wireless silent spring we are experiencing today.
Wireless Silent Spring
“Researchers are now attributing wireless radiation from cellular communications to be a significant contributing cause of bee “colony collapse disorder”, insect disappearance, the decline in house sparrows in London (Balmori 2007) (Everaert 2007), as well as the steady deterioration of the world's bird population with now more than 40% of bird species under critical threat. Insects are not only important pollinators, they are the base of the food chain for birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.”
The excellent and vitally important publication, Wireless Silent Spring, by Cindy Russell, MD is linked below in either the original format or black and white
“Effects of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Fields on Flora and Fauna”
There is a wealth of information pertaining to wireless radiation impacts on the natural world.
If you wish to take a deep dive, a detailed examination, likely the most exhaustive ever attempted, “Effects of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Fields on Flora and Fauna,” was published in three separate parts and are linked in the November 25, 2022 updated article in Microwave News.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life
- Rachael Carson, Author, Silent Spring