The age-old adage First Do No Harm should be the tempering goal of not only medicine, but government and industry, especially when they team up to deploy new technologies, set policies and serve the people.

This blog exists to reveal and analyze areas in which these powerful groups are failing to "first do no harm."

Friday, May 30, 2014

New book worthy of title: An Electronic Silent Spring, Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits







 

 








 

 

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada says everyone who uses technology should read An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In order to operate, mobile phones, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring tells how people and wildlife are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. EMR from “smart” utility meters, metal detectors, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. NIH estimates that 10% of Americans have a medical implant. The FDA regulates microwave ovens, which can interfere with cardiac pacemakers. No agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. In An Electronic Silent Spring, geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft speaks on the issues.
  3. How does long-term, chronic exposure to EMR affect infants and children? In An Electronic Silent Spring, Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, explain why exposing children to EMR may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women and children not to use mobile devices.
  4. An Electronic Silent Spring looks at worker safety: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are routinely exposed to dangerous EMR from rooftop antennas without warning or protection.
  5. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices–and telecom companies. A federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of cellular antennas based on health or environmental concerns...

A comment at Amazon justly praises the ground-breaking book:

  
Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" written in 1962 inspired a generation of environmental movement and transformation. As awareness of toxins has become more mainstream, our biggest threat is now from electronic overload of wireless and electrical noise (dirty electricity) and the sad popular assumption that it's all completely safe. This book takes that belief and introduces readers to the real life experiences of countless individuals who have seem the darker side of the electronic revolution. Singer is able to take a very complex topic and simplify and clarify the issues. She wisely choose to include voices of many other experts in this movement to show that this is not the view of one person, but a growing network of concerned citizens from around the globe working together against this monumental threat to life. I am also thrilled to see her include the emerging link between EMF and autism and information about light flicker.

This book is an excellent introduction to EMF and has a great deal of depth and detail that even experts in the field will learn from. I believe this book can deliver another worldwide movement to protect our generation.

Great work!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New striking book: HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning

This blogger is TRUMPETING a ground-breaking poetry chapbook, HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning, prefaced by Olle Johnansson.

This intense, well-crafted collection of brain-splitting poetry is the first collection of poems on the subject of what humans are doing to the world and each other via microwave wireless electro-pollution. Each piece is revealing and thought provoking.

One favorite, called "life expectancy," begins,
pierce the sky
magnetize the molecule
prick the mind
200 electroshocks per second...

"suit up" is also very meaningful to electro-sensitive people.

The scope and feeling of the collection give a sense of where we come from and where we are going in a microwave-crazed world. This is a must read for any person on the planet who cares about life itself. Order the book today, since it takes a few weeks to come from the author in Brazil; it is well worth the wait.

Find additional information here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michigan second-grader experiment repeats, confirms Danish findings: WIFI damages seeds

"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches."

So (the second grader) set about to answer his question. Patterning his experiment after a Danish experiment by a group of 9th grade students, Aiden and his mom bought some garden cress seeds, growing trays and napkins and got to work...

After six days, the results—similar to those in the Danish experiment—were stunning...


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2000 study needs update: Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers

Utility workers are at risk for suicide and other illnesses from exposures to electromagnetic fields, as shown in this study done in 2000, "Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers," a nested case study.
 
One review of this study admitted, "certain persons may have increased vulnerability to this type of exposure, or interactive effects with other predictors of suicide may define particularly vulnerable times."
 
Here is the reviewer information at the time:
1Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA Department ofEpidemiology, Box 951772 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
 
Yet, the same reviewer expressed the opinion that "If exposure to electromagnetic fields does increase the risk for depression or worsen depressive symptoms, treatment and prevention should focus on the depressive symptoms themselves." No precautionary measures to avoid some of the exposures were suggested.
 
Peek-Asa closed with the statement, "Future research will hopefully elucidate the biologic pathway of this relationship, leading to more sophisticated prevention and treatment measures."
 
One could ask this reviewer, WHY do follow-up studies if treatment does not need to include any avoidance of EMF, or safer worker exposure standards? If EMF causes or adds to depression in utility workers, why not go for the ROOT of the problem? Of course, that is not the way traditional medicine usually handles conditions. Only environmental medicine looks at making actual environments better to protect living beings.
 
A newer study would be helpful, since utility workers are now exposed to microwave/radiofrequency radiation near installations in addition to the traditional power-line emissions (lower frequencies). One can assume that these workers are NOT adequately protected, since the FCC guidelines for exposure for the general public does NOT protect anyone from non-thermal radiation of wireless. Workers generally get more than the public. Utility worker unions, where are you?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bill of Rights by U.S. Wireless Industry


A Wireless Industry BILL OF RIGHTS

For the U.S. Wireless Industry and its Crony Regulators

I am the U.S. Wireless Industry and I have inalienable rights, as follows:

I have the right to create and sell products that give off pulsed, modulated microwave and radiofrequency radiation, which has been shown to be harmful in numerous, reputable scientific studies, and designated as a class 2b carcinogen without warning consumers.

I have the right to continue developing and marketing upgrades to wireless products that spew even more non-heating radiation everywhere, layer upon layer.

I have the right to buy and infiltrate the wireless radiation regulators at federal and state levels to keep my products flowing.

I have the right to market my radiation producing structures to schools to install on their grounds, and hand-held devices for children to use in every class.

I have the right to target all ages for wireless, including toddlers and babies, through ads geared to parents, with no warnings.

I have the right to undertake massive P/R campaigns to keep the public loving me through highly visible charity and community programs and donations.

I have the right to ignore or ridicule voices of consumers who say my products are risky, and people who say my products have harmed them.

I have the right to contract with governmental agencies and players that will force my radiation producing products on citizens and residents in order for them to be able to receive basic services they need. The utilities are a great example of this.

I have the right to grease state and federal lawmakers so let me write laws that remove all power from individuals or localities to limit the expansion of my radiation producing products.  I proudly wrote the part in the federal 1996 Telecom Act, which prohibits anyone from affecting cellular antenna placements due to health or environmental concerns. I also wrote the 2013 provision in the Wisconsin governor’s budget that removed the last remaining loophole allowing residents to control cell tower sitings. So now, WI individuals and localities cannot stop a cellular installation even if they think it will hurt property values. Another victory for my inalienable rights!

I have the right to contract with the government to develop detailed data collection systems to help them monitor the communications and habits of everyday citizens without their permission.

I have the right to not be monitored or disciplined from exceeding the lax thermal radiation exposure limits that my regulator buddies adopted.

I have the right to market tons of new radiation-producing products and applications to the medical profession and its organizations for use with patients without their permission or consent.

I have the right to buy the loyalty of medical professionals by promising them a windfall of innovative, convenient, lucrative wireless radiation devices they simply must have to keep up with wireless trends that I help define.

I have the right to fund science that makes my products look safe.

I have the right to create P/R against any science that shows my products are dangerous.

I have the right to work to smear, discredit and ruin the career of any scientist or doctor who tries to turn the public against my radiation-producing products.

I have the right to apply pressure to the media to avoid articles and opinion pieces that would warn consumers about the safety of my products. My deep pockets for ads insure this protection for me.

I have the right to downplay or dismiss any harm to the environment, wildlife, bees, crops, etc., from the radiation of my products. In fact, I have the right to make my footprint in the environment and people’s lives as big as I want. So what if some people want to deploy the Precautionary Principle to slow me down. They have no power to stop me. As long as enough consumers, regulators, doctors, scientists and lawmakers applaud me without question I will have boundless freedom to pump out more radiation. And I should because I am the U.S. Wireless Industry, and I have rights.
 
© 2014 Soapbox Jill

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WHY cell phone industry executive attacked towers with a TANK

Do not do this at home, but view and share it widely. This ex-executive reveals that the industry KNOW about the harm they are doing, at least at top levels: So, Happy New Year, and keep up the fight - with INFORMATION - to save life on earth from microwave degradation and destruction.

Friday, December 6, 2013

IARC lead scientist says radiofrequency should be now PROBABLE carcinogen



Studies since IARC designation of RF as class 2b potential carcinogen mean today it should be class 2a, PROBABLE carcinogen, says Dr. Anthony Miller, who worked on assessing the studies for IARC's class 2b decision in 2011.

Other scientists and epidemiologists think that the clear building evidence means RF should be now put into Group 1: a definite carcinogen.

Logic would tell us that whether it is a potential, probable or definite cancer-causing agent, non-thermal RF is not an emission that should be spread in the additive, haphazard manner that is in process - throwing precautions to the wind. But isn't that human nature when it comes to our greed and one-sided vision of how we want the world to be? Like Big Tobacco, Big Wireless continues to possibly, probably or definitely poison the population - although at least, with tobacco a person could escape its reach. Not so with wireless radiation.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/

Friday, May 30, 2014

New book worthy of title: An Electronic Silent Spring, Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits







 

 








 

 

Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada says everyone who uses technology should read An Electronic Silent Spring by Katie Singer.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In order to operate, mobile phones, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring tells how people and wildlife are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. EMR from “smart” utility meters, metal detectors, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. NIH estimates that 10% of Americans have a medical implant. The FDA regulates microwave ovens, which can interfere with cardiac pacemakers. No agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. In An Electronic Silent Spring, geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft speaks on the issues.
  3. How does long-term, chronic exposure to EMR affect infants and children? In An Electronic Silent Spring, Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, explain why exposing children to EMR may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics advises pregnant women and children not to use mobile devices.
  4. An Electronic Silent Spring looks at worker safety: the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are routinely exposed to dangerous EMR from rooftop antennas without warning or protection.
  5. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices–and telecom companies. A federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of cellular antennas based on health or environmental concerns...

A comment at Amazon justly praises the ground-breaking book:

  
Rachel Carson's book "Silent Spring" written in 1962 inspired a generation of environmental movement and transformation. As awareness of toxins has become more mainstream, our biggest threat is now from electronic overload of wireless and electrical noise (dirty electricity) and the sad popular assumption that it's all completely safe. This book takes that belief and introduces readers to the real life experiences of countless individuals who have seem the darker side of the electronic revolution. Singer is able to take a very complex topic and simplify and clarify the issues. She wisely choose to include voices of many other experts in this movement to show that this is not the view of one person, but a growing network of concerned citizens from around the globe working together against this monumental threat to life. I am also thrilled to see her include the emerging link between EMF and autism and information about light flicker.

This book is an excellent introduction to EMF and has a great deal of depth and detail that even experts in the field will learn from. I believe this book can deliver another worldwide movement to protect our generation.

Great work!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

New striking book: HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning

This blogger is TRUMPETING a ground-breaking poetry chapbook, HYPER: An Electromagnetic Chapbook by Chellis Glendinning, prefaced by Olle Johnansson.

This intense, well-crafted collection of brain-splitting poetry is the first collection of poems on the subject of what humans are doing to the world and each other via microwave wireless electro-pollution. Each piece is revealing and thought provoking.

One favorite, called "life expectancy," begins,
pierce the sky
magnetize the molecule
prick the mind
200 electroshocks per second...

"suit up" is also very meaningful to electro-sensitive people.

The scope and feeling of the collection give a sense of where we come from and where we are going in a microwave-crazed world. This is a must read for any person on the planet who cares about life itself. Order the book today, since it takes a few weeks to come from the author in Brazil; it is well worth the wait.

Find additional information here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Michigan second-grader experiment repeats, confirms Danish findings: WIFI damages seeds

"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches."

So (the second grader) set about to answer his question. Patterning his experiment after a Danish experiment by a group of 9th grade students, Aiden and his mom bought some garden cress seeds, growing trays and napkins and got to work...

After six days, the results—similar to those in the Danish experiment—were stunning...


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

2000 study needs update: Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers

Utility workers are at risk for suicide and other illnesses from exposures to electromagnetic fields, as shown in this study done in 2000, "Exposure to electromagnetic fields and suicide among electric utility workers," a nested case study.
 
One review of this study admitted, "certain persons may have increased vulnerability to this type of exposure, or interactive effects with other predictors of suicide may define particularly vulnerable times."
 
Here is the reviewer information at the time:
1Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center, UCLA Department ofEpidemiology, Box 951772 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772
 
Yet, the same reviewer expressed the opinion that "If exposure to electromagnetic fields does increase the risk for depression or worsen depressive symptoms, treatment and prevention should focus on the depressive symptoms themselves." No precautionary measures to avoid some of the exposures were suggested.
 
Peek-Asa closed with the statement, "Future research will hopefully elucidate the biologic pathway of this relationship, leading to more sophisticated prevention and treatment measures."
 
One could ask this reviewer, WHY do follow-up studies if treatment does not need to include any avoidance of EMF, or safer worker exposure standards? If EMF causes or adds to depression in utility workers, why not go for the ROOT of the problem? Of course, that is not the way traditional medicine usually handles conditions. Only environmental medicine looks at making actual environments better to protect living beings.
 
A newer study would be helpful, since utility workers are now exposed to microwave/radiofrequency radiation near installations in addition to the traditional power-line emissions (lower frequencies). One can assume that these workers are NOT adequately protected, since the FCC guidelines for exposure for the general public does NOT protect anyone from non-thermal radiation of wireless. Workers generally get more than the public. Utility worker unions, where are you?

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bill of Rights by U.S. Wireless Industry


A Wireless Industry BILL OF RIGHTS

For the U.S. Wireless Industry and its Crony Regulators

I am the U.S. Wireless Industry and I have inalienable rights, as follows:

I have the right to create and sell products that give off pulsed, modulated microwave and radiofrequency radiation, which has been shown to be harmful in numerous, reputable scientific studies, and designated as a class 2b carcinogen without warning consumers.

I have the right to continue developing and marketing upgrades to wireless products that spew even more non-heating radiation everywhere, layer upon layer.

I have the right to buy and infiltrate the wireless radiation regulators at federal and state levels to keep my products flowing.

I have the right to market my radiation producing structures to schools to install on their grounds, and hand-held devices for children to use in every class.

I have the right to target all ages for wireless, including toddlers and babies, through ads geared to parents, with no warnings.

I have the right to undertake massive P/R campaigns to keep the public loving me through highly visible charity and community programs and donations.

I have the right to ignore or ridicule voices of consumers who say my products are risky, and people who say my products have harmed them.

I have the right to contract with governmental agencies and players that will force my radiation producing products on citizens and residents in order for them to be able to receive basic services they need. The utilities are a great example of this.

I have the right to grease state and federal lawmakers so let me write laws that remove all power from individuals or localities to limit the expansion of my radiation producing products.  I proudly wrote the part in the federal 1996 Telecom Act, which prohibits anyone from affecting cellular antenna placements due to health or environmental concerns. I also wrote the 2013 provision in the Wisconsin governor’s budget that removed the last remaining loophole allowing residents to control cell tower sitings. So now, WI individuals and localities cannot stop a cellular installation even if they think it will hurt property values. Another victory for my inalienable rights!

I have the right to contract with the government to develop detailed data collection systems to help them monitor the communications and habits of everyday citizens without their permission.

I have the right to not be monitored or disciplined from exceeding the lax thermal radiation exposure limits that my regulator buddies adopted.

I have the right to market tons of new radiation-producing products and applications to the medical profession and its organizations for use with patients without their permission or consent.

I have the right to buy the loyalty of medical professionals by promising them a windfall of innovative, convenient, lucrative wireless radiation devices they simply must have to keep up with wireless trends that I help define.

I have the right to fund science that makes my products look safe.

I have the right to create P/R against any science that shows my products are dangerous.

I have the right to work to smear, discredit and ruin the career of any scientist or doctor who tries to turn the public against my radiation-producing products.

I have the right to apply pressure to the media to avoid articles and opinion pieces that would warn consumers about the safety of my products. My deep pockets for ads insure this protection for me.

I have the right to downplay or dismiss any harm to the environment, wildlife, bees, crops, etc., from the radiation of my products. In fact, I have the right to make my footprint in the environment and people’s lives as big as I want. So what if some people want to deploy the Precautionary Principle to slow me down. They have no power to stop me. As long as enough consumers, regulators, doctors, scientists and lawmakers applaud me without question I will have boundless freedom to pump out more radiation. And I should because I am the U.S. Wireless Industry, and I have rights.
 
© 2014 Soapbox Jill

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WHY cell phone industry executive attacked towers with a TANK

Do not do this at home, but view and share it widely. This ex-executive reveals that the industry KNOW about the harm they are doing, at least at top levels: So, Happy New Year, and keep up the fight - with INFORMATION - to save life on earth from microwave degradation and destruction.

Friday, December 6, 2013

IARC lead scientist says radiofrequency should be now PROBABLE carcinogen



Studies since IARC designation of RF as class 2b potential carcinogen mean today it should be class 2a, PROBABLE carcinogen, says Dr. Anthony Miller, who worked on assessing the studies for IARC's class 2b decision in 2011.

Other scientists and epidemiologists think that the clear building evidence means RF should be now put into Group 1: a definite carcinogen.

Logic would tell us that whether it is a potential, probable or definite cancer-causing agent, non-thermal RF is not an emission that should be spread in the additive, haphazard manner that is in process - throwing precautions to the wind. But isn't that human nature when it comes to our greed and one-sided vision of how we want the world to be? Like Big Tobacco, Big Wireless continues to possibly, probably or definitely poison the population - although at least, with tobacco a person could escape its reach. Not so with wireless radiation.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/