08 Jun Governments and Organisations Concerned About Wireless Technologies
Few people question the adverse health effects associated with wireless technologies. Why would they? Surely the authorities would have assessed its safety before the technology blanketed our cities, schools and households? Remarkably concerns about wireless technologies have been raised by progressive governments including Germany, Austria and Russia since the 1990s and the World Health Organisation in May 2011 classified the frequencies used in wireless technologies as a “Group 2B ie possibly cancer causing in humans”. Can we embrace the digital revolution and not be exposed to harmful frequencies, absolutely! Find out how and read my book Healthy Home Healthy Family.
The following information was obtained from Cellular Phone Task Force.
Cell phones banned in primary and middle schools in France “as a matter of public health.”
Israel bans WiFi in schools. WiFi is removed from all kindergartens and schools in the city of Haifa to protect the children from radiation and replaced with hardwired internet system in all schools (20 April 2016)
1993: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC’s exposure standards are “seriously flawed.”
Official comments to the FCC on guidelines for evaluation of electromagnetic effects of radio frequency radiation, FCC Docket ET 93-62, November 9, 1993.
1993: Food and Drug Administration (FDA): “FCC rules do not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields.” Comments of the FDA to the FCC, November 10, 1993.
1993: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The FCC’s standard is inadequate because it “is based on only one dominant mechanism—adverse health effects caused by body heating.”
Comments of NIOSH to the FCC, January 11, 1994.
1994: Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: “The FCC’s standard does not protect against non-thermal effects.” Comments of the ARRL Bio-Effects Committee to the FCC, January 7, 1994.
2000: UK Department of Education: Children under 16 should not use cell phones except in an emergency.
2002: 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.
2003: American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds were being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers.
2004: International Association of Fire Fighters opposes communication antennas on fire stations.
2006: UK schools remove their wireless networks: Prebandal Preparatory School, Chichester, West Sussex; Ysgol Pantycelyn School in Carmarthenshirem, Wales; and Stowe School, in Buckinghamshire, England. London Times, November 20, 2006.
2007: Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect young children.
2007 Bavaria, Germany’s Parliament recommends against Wi-Fi in schools.
2007 Australian Democrats: The “explosion in wireless communications technology” is causing widespread illness.
2007: European Environmental Agency, Europe’s top environmental watchdog, calls for immediate action to reduce exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and their masts.
2008: International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly.
2007: Therold, Ontario closes down its citywide Wi-Fi pilot scheme.
2008: Lakehead University, Ontario bans Wi-Fi on campus.
2008: Madhya Pradesh, India: Bans cell phones in schools by both students and teachers.
2008: National Library of France: Removes Wi-Fi because of health concerns and limits installation to cable connections.
2008: Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warns that cell phones are unsafe even for short conversations. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should never use cell phones.
2008 Sebastopol, California: Reneges on its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi.
2008: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency.
2008: Voice (UK Teachers Union) calls for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools.
2009: Hérouville Saint-Clair, France: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools.
2009: Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are “not appropriate.”
2009: Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges.
May 2009: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urges Congress to focus on the potential connection between electromagnetic fields and “Bee Colony Collapse”.
December, 2010: French Parliament passes a law prohibiting advertising cell phones to children under 14; prohibits children up to age 14 from using cell phones in pre-schools and public schools; requires cell phones to be labeled with SAR values and a recommendation to use headsets.
May 27, 2011: Council of Europe passes a resolution recommending wired Internet connections in schools, and the creation of radiation-free zones to protect electrosensitive people.
August 30, 2011: The Israeli Ministry of Education publishes guidelines strictly limiting the use of mobile phones on all school grounds, citing children’s and youths’ increased risk of malignant tumors and the “passive exposure” experienced by children who do not use phones.
September 8, 2011: Pretty River Academy in Collingwood, Ontario removes WiFi from campus as a precaution, joining Roots and Wings Montessori school in Surrey, British Columbia.
March, 2012: the Austrian Medical Association (ÖAK) releases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of health problems caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields.
June 19, 2012: The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has officially recommended that WiFi not be used in schools.
25 Aug 2012: Israeli Minister of Health Rabi Yaakov Litzman states that he supports calls to action for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools.
5 July 2013: Supreme Court of India upholds a decision of the High Court of the State of Rajasthan to remove all cell towers from the vicinity of schools, colleges, hospitals and playgrounds because of radiation “hazardous to life.” The over 200-page November 27, 2012 Rajasthan decision reviews worldwide evidence that cell towers are harming human beings and wildlife.
15 Aug 2013: Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, representing 76,000 teachers, recommends that cell phones be turned off in classrooms, and that all WiFi transmitters be labeled as part of a hazard control program.
16 Sept 2013: City of Mumbai, India adopts a policy prohibiting cell towers on schools, colleges, hospitals, orphanages, and juvenile correction homes; prohibiting nearby antennas from being directed toward such buildings; and requiring that antennas on such buildings be removed. The policy also requires the approval of 70% of the residents of an apartment or condominium building, and the approval of 100% of the residents of the top floor, before antennas are installed on the roof.
4 Jan 2014: High Court of West Bengal, India ordered a cell tower removed because “The radiation of the said tower is dangerous to the life of human beings and also flora and fauna causing severe imbalance to the wholesome environment which is emancipated as one of the basic fundamental rights included with right to life as enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution of India.”
Appeals and resolutions signed by doctors and researchers around the world calling for stricter regulation on the use of wireless technologies.
Vienna Resolution 1998, Salzburg Resolution 2000, Declaration of Alcalá 2002, Catania Resolution 2002, Freiburger Appeal 2002, Bamberger Appeal 2004, Maintaler Appeal 2004, Coburger Appeal 2005, Oberammergauer Appeal 2005, Haibacher Appeal 2005, Pfarrkirchener Appeal 2005, Freienbacher Appeal 2005, Lichtenfelser Appeal 2005, Hofer Appeal 2005, Helsinki Appeal 2005, Parish Kirchner Appeal 2005, Saarlander Appeal 2005, Stockacher Appeal 2005, Benevento Resolution 2006, Allgäuer Appeal 2006, WiMax Appeal 2006, Schlüchterner appeal Brussels Appeal 2007, Venice Resolution 2008, Berlin Appeal 2008, Paris Appeal 2009, London Resolution 2009, Porto Alegre Resolution 2009, European Parliament EMF Resolution 2009, Dutch Appeal 2009, Int’l Appeal of Würzburg 2010, Copenhagen Resolution 2010, Seletun Consensus Statement 2010, Potenza Picena Resolution 2013, Doctors’ Appeal to Health Canada 2014, Scientists’ Declaration to Health Canada 2014, International Scientists Appeal 2015, Brussels Declaration 2015, Paris Appeal 2016, Reykjavik Appeal 2017, International Scientists Appeal for a 5G Moratorium 2017, Nicosia Declaration 2017, Madrid Declaration 2017