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."

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Greatest EMF threat = extinction, but first, nations of zombies

Yes, zombies...read on.

Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician, an electrician with 30+ years experience,
Curtis Bennett, Thermoguy, does not mince words.
When it comes to the effects of pervasive wireless pollution, doctors are asking Curtis Bennett, “What’s going to happen?” 
Extinction,” this EMF expert says succinctly. “This is the biggest threat to mankind.”
 
The article expands upon that warning:
 
"Speaking for many, Dr. Vini Khurana, renowned Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in Australia, urges everyone to stop using cell phones immediately. 
 
Smart meters operate on cell phone frequencies. And studies have confirmed that low power levels are extremely dangerous because they more closely mimic – and confuse - the human body’s intercellular communications. As a Jewish lawyer told Bennett: “The holocaust pales in comparison. This is getting them all.”  
 
Another scientist worries about the heavy petrochemical loading in human bodies – “and now you’re pulling this electromagnetic trigger.”  
 
When it comes to a smart meter’s jagged 2.4 billion hertz pulses overpowering 8 hertz human brains, Bennett predicts that if it is allowed to go ahead, the smart grid will cause “catastrophic electrical failure of the human grid globally.”  
 
Before that happens, we could be looking at entire nations of electromagnetically lobotomized zombies.   
 
And before that, an electro-hypersensitivity epidemic could unleash a firestorm of lawsuits against MDs alleging malpractice.  
 
“All medical diagnosis are inaccurate that don’t take into account the electromagnetic environment – misdiagnosis across the board.” Bennett sighs. “What a mess. And that’s the reason we’re not supposed to do it. As professional electrical engineers, we wouldn’t send children to school and electromagnetic induce them and cause neurological problems and then test and grade them – ‘You appear to be a little slow here. Better take this drug.’”
 
Read the whole interview for the good news!
 

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?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Song, poems, rants against smart meters and wireless



Over time we have posted several lists of creative songs, poems and other expressions about wireless radiation and smart meters, which can all be seen below.


Songs:

Put your Dumb Phone Down Song and Artwork
Dumb! Meter Song:  Lyrics by Sandi and Chris Maurer (No. CA)

Salt Spring Part 7 "No Wireless Smart Meter" Protest Rally Song (BC)                                  

SMART METER song  sent in by ShaftBottomBoy
Activist Nina Beety performs her 'The Get Rid of Smart Meters Song'    (California)
New Rap Song Takes On PG&E (interview): A to Z Smart Meter Rap by Ellen Cecil (California)
Listen to the rap song, plus another song by Ellen, Smart Meter Blues.

Music video:
Smart Meter Pulses,: guitar track put to Amy O'Hair protest talk from 9-14-2011 SAN FRANCISCO [State Building] during a CPUC opt out workshop.
 
Smart meter humorous shorts from BC:
 
 
Poetry:
 
From Sinead of the Loch at AllPoetry.com:

Zapped

From Ellen Cecil: Smartmeter Poem: “The Devil”  (Adapted from an original Poem by Anonymous)


By the author of this blog
at Stop Smart Meters site:

in new collectionThe Sun Draws Upward Whatever Will Grow:

three (human) nature haiku

I
Smart meter pulses
smart data from bedroom wall:
infant’s brain cells stall

II
customers complain;
Public Service Commission
of Wisconsin yawns

III
Microwaves seeding
damage deep in DNA –
manmade death blossoms
 

appearing in 2013 Wisconson Poets' Calendar, and 100 Thousand Poets for Change :

Dear Someone,
Please pull the
cell towers
down in my
neighborhood
so I can
concentrate
enough to
do homework

Please turn off
the Wi-Fi
at my school
so I don’t
have to take
medicine
for my heart

And please change
back our smart
meters to
safer ones
so mom can
stop sleeping
in her car
on the street




a final thought:
 
Wish List of people sensitive to microwave emissions
We yearn for just a few towns with no cell towers, Wi-Fi and smart meters
where we could live without getting sick. If not towns then how about
neighborhoods with people who care about our needs. No such
places? We’d welcome a sprinkling of rural houses out of
range of wireless broadband. With no guarantee of that,
we would accept one fully shielded room in our homes
or apartments if we could afford it – but many of us
can’t. Okay, okay, we understand, you won’t
give up your gadgets and apps so we must
take what we can get: the only
microwave-safe abode,
6-foot deep in the
grassy slope.

 



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bill of Rights by U.S. Wireless Industry


My Very Own BILL OF RIGHTS

By and For the U.S. Wireless Industry

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, November 22, 2013

new CDC study on growing ADHD blind to Cell Phone Use etiology, shown in the study!

Yahoo health news summarized the new study showing growing cases of ADHD in America's youth, but you had to really dig to find the actual study, which was done by the CDC.

The findings are troubling, but more troubling is the fact that an important causal factor seems to be overlooked, or perhaps intentionally muted.

See the whole document here.

Especially see what is found on page 9 of the study in the Discussion below. It is amazing to witness the blind spot of those who are supposed to care about protecting the public health.

(why are levels rising?)

Other factors, such as increased confidence to treat ADHD among clinicians and
increased exposure to etiologic factors (e.g., environmental contaminants) may also play a role. The magnitude of increases documented within these cross-sectional data warrant future efforts to more fully understand the factors affecting ADHD diagnosis. (these contaminants are not named)

The epidemiological profile for ADHD diagnosis and treatment continues to evolve. Based on parent-reported indicators of health care providerdiagnosed ADHD diagnosis and treatment,more than 1 in 10 school-aged children (11%) had received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider by 2011, representing more than 6.4 million children nationally. Nearly 1 in 5nhigh school boys and 1 in 11 high school girls had been diagnosed with ADHD. Of those with a history of ADHD, 83% had current ADHD inn2011 (8.8% nationwide), and 69% of these children and adolescents (6.1% nationwide) were taking medication for ADHD. These estimates are all significantly higher than comparable 2007 estimates...

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
VOLUME - NUMBER- -2013 www.jaacap.org   PAGE 9, Discussion

The findings in this report are subject to several limitations. First, as noted earlier, the ADHD indicators used here did not assess ADHD symptoms but, rather, relied on parent report of diagnosis by a health care provider, which may introduce recall bias. The parent reported indicators have not been clinically validated; however, a recent analysis indicated that parent-reported survey data produced similar estimates as those from insurance claims data, providing evidence of convergent validity for parent-reported ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider.33 Second, the cell phone sample inclusion could have affected the 2011 estimates; analyses of restricted-use data suggest that children living in cell phoneonly households in 2011 were more likely to have current ADHD. than children living in landline phone households (10.0% vs. 8.4%); therefore, non-coverage of cell phoneonly households in 2007 may have underestimated prevalence.
 
Hellooo? Anybody there? Note the potential cell phone exposure connection? Why not see it? Why not say it? Do we not WANT to end this horrible epidemic?


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Greatest EMF threat = extinction, but first, nations of zombies

Yes, zombies...read on.

Interprovincial Journeyman Electrician, an electrician with 30+ years experience,
Curtis Bennett, Thermoguy, does not mince words.
When it comes to the effects of pervasive wireless pollution, doctors are asking Curtis Bennett, “What’s going to happen?” 
Extinction,” this EMF expert says succinctly. “This is the biggest threat to mankind.”
 
The article expands upon that warning:
 
"Speaking for many, Dr. Vini Khurana, renowned Associate Professor of Neurosurgery in Australia, urges everyone to stop using cell phones immediately. 
 
Smart meters operate on cell phone frequencies. And studies have confirmed that low power levels are extremely dangerous because they more closely mimic – and confuse - the human body’s intercellular communications. As a Jewish lawyer told Bennett: “The holocaust pales in comparison. This is getting them all.”  
 
Another scientist worries about the heavy petrochemical loading in human bodies – “and now you’re pulling this electromagnetic trigger.”  
 
When it comes to a smart meter’s jagged 2.4 billion hertz pulses overpowering 8 hertz human brains, Bennett predicts that if it is allowed to go ahead, the smart grid will cause “catastrophic electrical failure of the human grid globally.”  
 
Before that happens, we could be looking at entire nations of electromagnetically lobotomized zombies.   
 
And before that, an electro-hypersensitivity epidemic could unleash a firestorm of lawsuits against MDs alleging malpractice.  
 
“All medical diagnosis are inaccurate that don’t take into account the electromagnetic environment – misdiagnosis across the board.” Bennett sighs. “What a mess. And that’s the reason we’re not supposed to do it. As professional electrical engineers, we wouldn’t send children to school and electromagnetic induce them and cause neurological problems and then test and grade them – ‘You appear to be a little slow here. Better take this drug.’”
 
Read the whole interview for the good news!
 

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?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Song, poems, rants against smart meters and wireless



Over time we have posted several lists of creative songs, poems and other expressions about wireless radiation and smart meters, which can all be seen below.


Songs:

Put your Dumb Phone Down Song and Artwork
Dumb! Meter Song:  Lyrics by Sandi and Chris Maurer (No. CA)

Salt Spring Part 7 "No Wireless Smart Meter" Protest Rally Song (BC)                                  

SMART METER song  sent in by ShaftBottomBoy
Activist Nina Beety performs her 'The Get Rid of Smart Meters Song'    (California)
New Rap Song Takes On PG&E (interview): A to Z Smart Meter Rap by Ellen Cecil (California)
Listen to the rap song, plus another song by Ellen, Smart Meter Blues.

Music video:
Smart Meter Pulses,: guitar track put to Amy O'Hair protest talk from 9-14-2011 SAN FRANCISCO [State Building] during a CPUC opt out workshop.
 
Smart meter humorous shorts from BC:
 
 
Poetry:
 
From Sinead of the Loch at AllPoetry.com:

Zapped

From Ellen Cecil: Smartmeter Poem: “The Devil”  (Adapted from an original Poem by Anonymous)


By the author of this blog
at Stop Smart Meters site:

in new collectionThe Sun Draws Upward Whatever Will Grow:

three (human) nature haiku

I
Smart meter pulses
smart data from bedroom wall:
infant’s brain cells stall

II
customers complain;
Public Service Commission
of Wisconsin yawns

III
Microwaves seeding
damage deep in DNA –
manmade death blossoms
 

appearing in 2013 Wisconson Poets' Calendar, and 100 Thousand Poets for Change :

Dear Someone,
Please pull the
cell towers
down in my
neighborhood
so I can
concentrate
enough to
do homework

Please turn off
the Wi-Fi
at my school
so I don’t
have to take
medicine
for my heart

And please change
back our smart
meters to
safer ones
so mom can
stop sleeping
in her car
on the street




a final thought:
 
Wish List of people sensitive to microwave emissions
We yearn for just a few towns with no cell towers, Wi-Fi and smart meters
where we could live without getting sick. If not towns then how about
neighborhoods with people who care about our needs. No such
places? We’d welcome a sprinkling of rural houses out of
range of wireless broadband. With no guarantee of that,
we would accept one fully shielded room in our homes
or apartments if we could afford it – but many of us
can’t. Okay, okay, we understand, you won’t
give up your gadgets and apps so we must
take what we can get: the only
microwave-safe abode,
6-foot deep in the
grassy slope.

 



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Bill of Rights by U.S. Wireless Industry


My Very Own BILL OF RIGHTS

By and For the U.S. Wireless Industry

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, November 22, 2013

new CDC study on growing ADHD blind to Cell Phone Use etiology, shown in the study!

Yahoo health news summarized the new study showing growing cases of ADHD in America's youth, but you had to really dig to find the actual study, which was done by the CDC.

The findings are troubling, but more troubling is the fact that an important causal factor seems to be overlooked, or perhaps intentionally muted.

See the whole document here.

Especially see what is found on page 9 of the study in the Discussion below. It is amazing to witness the blind spot of those who are supposed to care about protecting the public health.

(why are levels rising?)

Other factors, such as increased confidence to treat ADHD among clinicians and
increased exposure to etiologic factors (e.g., environmental contaminants) may also play a role. The magnitude of increases documented within these cross-sectional data warrant future efforts to more fully understand the factors affecting ADHD diagnosis. (these contaminants are not named)

The epidemiological profile for ADHD diagnosis and treatment continues to evolve. Based on parent-reported indicators of health care providerdiagnosed ADHD diagnosis and treatment,more than 1 in 10 school-aged children (11%) had received an ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider by 2011, representing more than 6.4 million children nationally. Nearly 1 in 5nhigh school boys and 1 in 11 high school girls had been diagnosed with ADHD. Of those with a history of ADHD, 83% had current ADHD inn2011 (8.8% nationwide), and 69% of these children and adolescents (6.1% nationwide) were taking medication for ADHD. These estimates are all significantly higher than comparable 2007 estimates...

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
VOLUME - NUMBER- -2013 www.jaacap.org   PAGE 9, Discussion

The findings in this report are subject to several limitations. First, as noted earlier, the ADHD indicators used here did not assess ADHD symptoms but, rather, relied on parent report of diagnosis by a health care provider, which may introduce recall bias. The parent reported indicators have not been clinically validated; however, a recent analysis indicated that parent-reported survey data produced similar estimates as those from insurance claims data, providing evidence of convergent validity for parent-reported ADHD diagnosis by a health care provider.33 Second, the cell phone sample inclusion could have affected the 2011 estimates; analyses of restricted-use data suggest that children living in cell phoneonly households in 2011 were more likely to have current ADHD. than children living in landline phone households (10.0% vs. 8.4%); therefore, non-coverage of cell phoneonly households in 2007 may have underestimated prevalence.
 
Hellooo? Anybody there? Note the potential cell phone exposure connection? Why not see it? Why not say it? Do we not WANT to end this horrible epidemic?