Technology & Health (Wifi, Smart Technology, Mobile Phones, etc.)
Wifi, Microwaves and the Consequences to our Health – Barrie Trower
Mr. Barrie Trower, a British physicist who was a microwave weapons expert and who worked for the Royal Navy and the British Secret Service, talks about the health effects of WiFi and other forms of microwave radiation.
It might be invisible to the naked eye, but electric and magnetic fields (EMFs), including electromagnetic radiation, are everywhere these days, and chances are it’s taking a major toll on your health. High-tech devices including your mobile phone, laptop, tablet, and wearable tech like the Apple Watch® all generate a near-continuous source of unseen pollution that can be stressful and toxic to your cells. If your goal is to be as healthy as possible, it’s important to address the issues that cell phone radiation and other technology create.
In this article I will provide you with creative solutions for minimizing EMF radiation from cell phones and other on-the-go technology. The goal of this article is not to scare you, but rather to increase your awareness and provide you with solutions to mitigate your risk and protect your health as much as possible.
What Are EMFs?
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) classifies EMFs as “invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting.”
Except for the part about “often referred to” because EMFs are, in fact, radiation, this is a pretty good definition. Where NIEHS fails though is in its estimation of the dangers associated with so-called “non-ionizing,” or low-level radiation, which is the primary type of radiation we’re discussing here.
NIEHS claims that non-ionizing radiation is “generally perceived as harmless to humans.” However, that is not the case. The fact is that this type of radiation causes negative biological effects, as evidenced throughout scientific literature.
Polish researchers actually discovered back in 1998 that non-ionizing radiation directly alters cellular function, exerting both stimulatory and inhibitory effects on the physiological cellular framework.
The most common effect is heat generation (though non-thermal biological harm has also been demonstrated), which can alter the characteristics of various bodily tissues depending on the amount of radiation present and its ability to penetrate the body. Tissue damage can promote the cellular mutations and increase your long-term risk of developing cancer.
Natural EMFs blanket our planet in harmony with nature and human beings. Our nervous systems are made up of electric impulses. From brainwaves to heartbeats to our central nervous system, we use electricity and electronic frequencies inside our bodies every minute of every day. The fact is, we’re kind of “electric” when you think about it.
The problem comes when we’re bombarded by man-made waves and frequencies. Natural electromagnetic frequencies are varied and random, think of them like the “white noise” on an old TV set with no reception. Man made frequencies, on the other hand, are made in very tight, very repetitive and very consistent waves, check out the chart below for it to really hit home. So, which sources of EMF exposure are the worst, and what can you do to minimize their irradiating damage to your cells, tissues and organs?
One of the first known studies took place all the way back in 1955, When scientist Ivan Abrikosov, started measuring the effects of EMF on organisms and documenting his findings, and reporting the results! From that time literally THOUSANDS of scientists and researchers have studied the effects of all different kinds of frequencies on the human body, from microwaves to low frequency emissions (like the ones that come from your cellphone) and the results have been well documented. …From a recent study in Sweden that tracked teens showing a 5 TIMES greater risk of getting brain cancer as an adult with heavy cellphone use… …To another recent study that showed that even very low frequency signals can greatly increase your risk of thyroid cancer, uterine cancer and melanoma.
And the “Big Kahuna” study from the Bioinitiative Working Group — a 650 page report showcasing more than 2000 full studies on the toxic effects of EMFs from all possible sources. Their findings are all consistent with the other research in this field that adds up to a largely unknown, invisible, but very real health risk for human beings.
From autoimmune disorders, to brain cancer, from dementia, Alzheimer’s and more, it seems that EMFs could play a role in many of our most common modern-day diseases by preventing our cells from taking in nutrients and expelling toxins properly! The U.S. Military has been secretly hiding a key component to the solution and has known about the potential harm of EMF on humans for decades. In 1986, they did a study to discover the long term effects of EMF exposure on human bodies and what they found shocked them.
There was clear evidence that increased exposure to EMFs could lead to weaker cells and specifically their trigger response. The result of that study alone was a brand new field called “noise field technology.” Their scientists found that by overlaying a random field like a blanket over the EMF wave, it cancels out the EMF disruption and the biological effects are eliminated.
Once you understand the magnitude of the situation, you realize that in order to be healthy you have to do something about it. There are several ways you can naturally reduce your exposure to daily electromagnetic radiation:
Turn off your cellphone at night (especially the wifi!)
Unplug or turn off your Wi-Fi router when not in use
Don’t use a microwave
Don’t sit with your laptop on your lap
Use earbuds for your phone and keep it away from your head
These are just some easy, no cost, common sense things you can do to protect yourself right now. Every small thing you can do to reduce your daily exposure is bound to be a good thing for your body. You may also consider a waverider. (Source: TheTruthAboutCancer)
An argument is sometimes posed to those who express concern about radiation from “smart” meters, Wi Fi etc., that the radiation emitted from these devices is at such low levels that the public needn’t worry about it. However this is not necessarily accurately. Dr. Leif Salford’s studies showed opening up of the blood brain barrier from even very low levels of radiation exposure. In fact, Cindy Sage and Dr. David Carpenter explained in a 2008 paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Pathophysiology, entitled Public Health Implications of Wireless Technologies, that it is actually “the weakest exposure level [which] showed the greatest effect in opening up the BBB [blood brain barrier].”
Dr. Devra Davis, Ph.D, MPH, author of “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation” explains the science of cell phone radiation in a very comprehensive way. For example she shows photos of two cells, one whose DNA has been damaged by “gamma” radiation (which is what was emitted by the atomic bombing of Hiroshima) and another cell damaged by low level pulsing non ionizing radiation (from a cell phone). Both cells are very damaged compared to a normal cell; but the problem extends beyond physical cell damage. Dr. Davis explains that the DNA from the cell exposed to the cell phone radiation also shows signs of damage.
In her book, Dr. Davis also discusses the campaign of disinformation waged against reputable scientists and their studies — and points out that some of the reputable studies which have been falsely discredited actually showed the damage caused to the brain by radiation as early as 1972 (Frey).
In May of 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) official recognized that wireless radiation such as emitted by “smart meters” is a possible carcinogen. However, their tentative stance does not reflect the scientific reality. After decades of corporately-funded, biased research being held up as “industry-standard”, there are now hundreds of independent peer-reviewed scientific studies showing there is a clear health hazard with technology that emits wireless radiation in the range that “smart meters” do. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people with a “smart meter” installed in their homes have contracted illnesses, insomnia, rashes, headaches, and worse. Many have been forced to leave their homes entirely, due to the adverse health effects of radiation.
What’s more, in apartment buildings where 30+ “smart meters” are installed in a single electrical room, the dangers are even higher. And, while the work of Dr. Salford and Dr. Davis is extensive, there have so far been no long-term health studies done on such high levels of Electromagnetic Radiation.
In a PBS interview with Dr. Keith Black, chairman of neurosurgery and director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, commented on the WHO’s classification of RF Electromagnetic radiation as a 2B possible carcinogen.
“We haven’t had any good studies in the pediatric population. A child’s skull is much thinner… and the amount of radiation that goes into the pediatric brain is much higher than in an adult. So we should be cautious with how we allow our children to use a cell phone. They’re going to be the ones that not only use [this technology] at a much younger age but at a much longer duration [than older generations].”
Let’s start connecting the dots and end this madness to our health, and the health of future generations. (source)
Cell Phone Radiation
In today’s mobile-centric society, nearly everyone has a cell phone, and many people now have smart phones that act as mini handheld computers. Mobile phones can be major emitters of radiation, depending on both your phone model and the network on which it runs.
A panel from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), determined in 2011 after reviewing dozens of peer-reviewed studies that mobile phones are “possibly carcinogenic,” posing similar dangers as dry-cleaning chemicals and pesticides.
This is why it’s important to always use either your phone’s speakerphone or an appropriate wired earpiece whenever possible, avoiding direct contact between your phone and your ear or hand. The best earpieces are those equipped with hollow tubing between the antenna in the wire and the earpiece, as these help maximize the distance between the radiation-emitting antenna and your head.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says the intensity of radio frequency (RF) radiation from cell phones decreases exponentially the further the device is held away from the body. Therefore your safest bet it keep your cell phone as far away from your ear and body as possible at all times. Don’t carry it in your pocket, tucked into a bra strap, and definitely don’t sleep with it next to your head.
When talking on your phone, take advantage of the speakerphone function whenever possible, as this will minimize the amount of radiation hitting your body compared to putting your phone directly against your ear.
California Health Officials Forced by Judge to Make Cellphone Radiation Dangers Public
In a breaking news story… CBS reported on Mar 3, 2017, that California’s Department of Public Health has just released a draft document outlining health officials’ concerns about cellphone radiation exposure − after keeping it under wraps for over seven years!
A member of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health sued the state in 2016 under the California Public Records Act to get the document released, and at long last the state has complied − but only after the judge indicated she would order the documents be disclosed.
The hidden fact sheet provides essentially the same information I’m sharing in this article about the risks of cellphone radiation, as well as some tips to minimize cellphone dangers. One can only speculate as to why California Public Health officials felt it necessary to keep this information from the public for so long.
A Warning About Bluetooth® Technology
Be sure too to avoid Bluetooth headsets. These pose serious radiation hazards due to the fact that they act as mini wireless antennas that blast EMFs directly into your ear and head.
The average radiation level of a Bluetooth earpiece is 0.23 watts per kilogram (W/Kg) according to RF Safe. This is 10 to 100 times higher than the amount of radio frequency (RF) exposure needed to create “leaks” in the blood-brain barrier, allowing for toxins (not to mention the radiation itself!) to pass through into the brain. It’s best to just say NO to Bluetooth!
Laptop and Tablet Computers
As you might have already guessed, laptops and tablet computers such as the Apple iPad® are another primary source of radiation. These devices generate three different harmful types of radiation:
Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation, which is generated by a computer’s internal electrical equipment and wiring, including the power plug.
Radio frequency (RF) radiation, which occurs when wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are in transmission mode.
Heat radiation, which is evidenced by the rise in temperature that’s felt when a device is powered on for long periods of time.
Affirming research conducted back in the 1970s that brought to light some of the dangers associated with EMFs, scientists from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more recently warned that ELF radiation alters calcium ion activity in cells, which regulates energy production, membrane function and integrity, and both central and peripheral nervous system health.
Wi-Fi radiation, which falls into the RF category, is similarly damaging – particularly for men who stand to suffer reproductive damage when RF-emitting devices such as laptops are positioned too closely to the groin area. Like with the issues caused by cell phone radiation, it’s best to keep laptop computers off your lap and away from your body as much as possible.
Laptop computers are best placed on a table at as much of an arm’s length away as possible to minimize radioactive contact. If you must use your laptop on your lap, you can purchase a laptop cooling pad which will add a bit of extra space between the device and your body.
Since Wi-Fi radiation loses its potency exponentially the further the source of it is away from your body (this is known as the inverse square law), every bit of distance counts!
Another thing that many people fail to realize is that EMF-emitting devices such as laptop computers are exceptionally more harmful when plugged in as opposed to when they’re operating on battery power alone. Tests have shown that working on a laptop that’s plugged in can result in up to 100 times more radiation exposure than using one that’s operating on battery power.
Rather than using Wi-Fi, connect your laptop to the internet using a hard-wired ethernet cable (when possible), and preferably one of a higher category such as a CAT 6a SSTP (screened shielded twisted pair) ethernet cable, which traps more radiation than a typical CAT 5 ethernet cable.
Although common sense, spending as little time on your computer as possible, and when you’re not using it, disabling the Wi-Fi connection or even turning your computer off completely, is recommended to help keep EMF pollution to a minimum. These devices emit a constant stream of EMFs when plugged in and “synced” up to a router or other wireless device.
Wearable tech such as the Apple Watch might as well be called a wearable EMF device. These watches are even worse than mobile phones in that they remain in constant, direct contact with your skin. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton covered this issue in March 2015, noting that constant, low-level radiation from such devices can trigger the formation of cancerous tumors, blood abnormalities, and more.
The best way to avoid EMFs from these devices is to not wear them. If you choose to use wearable tech, be sure to remove it at night when going to sleep, and maybe even while you are working at your desk. As with your other EMF-emitting tech devices, always power it off when not in use and don’t sleep with it near your body – especially your head.
Regular battery-powered watches (and all other battery-powered tech, for that matter) also produce some level of EMFs, but that level is far lower than the amount emitted by tech devices that are plugged in, or that receive and transmit information wirelessly. The same rule applies however; if you can turn it off and keep it away from your body, then do so whenever possible.
There’s no question that portable phones and computers offer many conveniences and have made our lives easier in countless ways. For many people this convenience outweighs the worry of EMFs. My hope is that by becoming aware of the sources and dangers of cell phone radiation and EMFs, you’ll take steps to minimize exposure for both you and your family. (Source: TheTruthAboutCancer)
SMART Technology is code for Surveillance Masked As Routine Technology!
As described on the website www.takebackyourpower.net, a smart meter is an advanced meter that can identify consumption of a utility product and communicates this information to a utility for monitoring and billing. Transmitting smart meters are being installed nationwide on gas, water, and electrical services, driven in part by funding for the Smart Grid Program approved as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Smart meters are promoted by the power companies and government as a way to enable consumers to go online to watch how their energy consumption changes as they turn off lights, turn down their heat or air conditioning and cut down on other comforts to achieve government dictated rationing levels. The meters can operate with wireless microwave radiation, broadband over power lines, or wired communications. Most smart meters deployed in the United States are wireless.
The smart meters send out an electromagnetic signal (radio waves) that allows it to communicate directly with the power company. That means that during peak power usage (evenings, or freezing cold days, or blistering hot days) power can be reduced to homes and offices, forcing a reduction of usage, and thereby protecting the power grid from brown outs.
As the battle against the Smart Meters grows across the nation, Americans need to understand the issue, the dangers, the real reasons behind the government’s drive to force them on angry and protesting homeowners, violating their property rights and endangering their health in the process. Smart Meters are designed to provide government with detailed information of your energy use, your movements in your home, the way you use your personal private time, and even how many people are in your home at any given time. It is an unconstitutional invasion of your home by government, as set down in the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The American Policy Center (APC), produced a comprehensive special report entitled “Sustainable Development and the Control of Energy (The growing battle over Smart Meters).” This report details the real reasons behind the government’s enforcement of the Smart Meters, the health and privacy violations, and the political agenda behind it all. I urge every concerned American to get a copy. Not only do your smart appliances spy on you, they constantly emit RF radiation adversely affecting your health.
Smart appliances are electrical appliances which have been fitted with a power transmitter. The power transmitter connects to the wireless smart meter installed in your home via a WiFi like network signal. This then connects to the ‘smart’ grid via the ‘home area network.’ (HAN). Richard Tell, an electrical engineer formerly with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in a 2008 report on Smart Grids for Hydro One Networks, Inc./Toronto established that antennas on smart appliances may transmit at a density of .18watts, each at about 4.5 seconds per hour.
This may sound low but it’s the cumulative effects of the EMFs from these RF power transmitters that are the problem. Imagine 3 or 4 or 5 smart appliances (or more possibly) giving out RF radiation in your home in addition to exposures from your neighbors’ smart appliances. Smart appliances work independently of smart meters. This means that you get zapped with the radiation from smart appliances whether you have a smart meter or not.
But if your home is fitted with a smart meter, your exposure is higher in 2 ways:
Smart meters are continuously sending HAN information both to the in-house display (if you have one) and to the smart appliances using WiFi, Z-Wave, Zigbee or other wireless communication protocols.
There is a separate, higher powered signal being sent to and from the utility company. This signal may be sent every few seconds or every few minutes depending on your provider.
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