Thursday, February 28, 2013

Blood Brain Barriet Leakage caused by WiFi range Radiation

WiFi, Celltower 
& Second-hand Cellphone 
Low-Level Radiation causes
Blood Brain Barrier Leakage
 Has your child reported headaches lately? 

An invaluable 19 min. lecture by world-renowned neurosurgeon and research scientist Dr. Lief Salford of Lund University, Switzerland, on research findings showing blood brain barrier leakage in (thousands of) rat brains leading to increased albumin (neurotoxin) uptake, memory loss and damage of up to 2% of brain cells.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This is What WiFi Radiation Sounds Like

A MUST-SEE video for anyone who wants to know what the continuous bombardment of WiFi's Beacon Signal Radiation sounds like. The router in the video is only a consumer grade router for home use, whereas in schools, the multiple routers installed are Commercial Grade access points with even stronger microwave emission to provide wider coverage.

Note from the video that you MUST DISABLE both the wireless function of the router AND the wireless function of the laptop/tablet in order for the microwave emission to stop. Plugging in the Ethernet cable connection doesn't mean the wireless functions automatically stop. However, unplugging the power supply of the router and the device will stop the radiation.

For the radiation measurements of other iPad, iPhone, wireless Laptop and iPod etc, see:

WiFi Router Radiation

Sunday, February 17, 2013

WiFi and Handwashing
What do they have in common?

TITLE: Lessons From History
by: Victor K.

It has been said that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.

As we consider the issue of Wi-Fi in public schools, let us consider the case of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss.

In 1847 Dr. Semmelweiss introduced the idea of disinfecting hands before attending to pregnant mothers in labor drastically reducing the incidence of puerperal fever and deaths in a maternity ward.

Despite reducing death rates from a high of 35% to below 1%, his ideas were not accepted by the Viennese medical community. In those days, doctors would perform autopsies while waiting for expectant mothers to deliver, and proceed from the autopsy room to the delivery room without washing their hands thereby infecting both mother and child. However, the medical establishment was insulted by the insinuation that doctors were infecting patients.

In response, the medical community mocked and shunned him. In 1865 Semmelweiss ended up in " asylum, where he died at age 47 after being beaten by guards only 14 days after he was committed."  (quote from Wikipedia)

Today there are bottles of disinfectant at the entrances of public places due directly to the discovery of the largely unrecognized pioneer, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss.

It was not until the 1860s when Louis Pasteur discovered the Germ Theory that the mechanism of infection was better understood. Building upon the work of Semmelweiss and Pasteur, Joseph Lister, introduced the sterilization of surgical instruments leading to better
surgical outcomes.  Today, Lister's most visible contribution survives in the form of the Listerine disinfecting mouthwash sold beside toothpaste in many stores.

What is the lesson here? Long before the mechanism of a medical condition is universally accepted, the relationship between cause and effect can be observed through experimentation.

This is the case today with microwave radiation sickness emitted by devices that utilize wireless communication. People suffering from physical symptoms such as pain, nausea, headaches, migraines, heart palpitations, anxiety to name a few, are ridiculed, told their
symptoms are imaginary and widely disregarded.

Long term exposure to such continued radiation result in exhausted immune systems that can no longer cope under the unrelenting stress of pulsed microwave radiation from Wi-Fi, cordless phones, cellphones, game consoles, Smart Meters and other forms of electro-smog.  Such individuals experience a breakdown of the body making them unable to work or to have any semblance of a normal life. Since microwave radiation is so prevalent in modern cities, they suffer in ridicule. Today, only the country of Sweden recognizes electro-hypersensitivity
as a disability.

Microwave and radio-frequency radiation sickness has been documented by the military since World War II. In 1971, the Naval Medical Research Institute of the United States produced a report citing over 2300 references documenting  biological effects of non-ionizing microwave radiation. In 1973, the Canadian government published a report titled, "Environmental Pollution by Microwave Radiation – a Potential Threat to Human Health."

In May 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - an arm of the World Health Organization - classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Research is not lacking.  What is lacking is the political will to protect public health.

Let me close by asking a question:

What do asbestos, DDT, lead paint, BPA and the drug prescribed for morning sickness called Thalidomide have in common?  All were approved for public use by government authorities but were subsequently withdrawn due to irreparable health effects.

Owing to the delay in governmental intervention, more than 10,000 children in 46 countries were born with deformities as a consequence of Thalidomide use.  Canada was the last country to withdraw this drug from the market and the last country to offer compensation to the victims.

The metal lead is also classified by the WHO IARC as a 2B carcinogen, the same as radio-frequency microwave radiation. Lead paint was linked to childhood deaths as early as 1904, but was only legislatively withdrawn from the US market in 1971.  If you wouldn't paint your son or daughter's room with lead paint, or give them toys contaminated with lead, you shouldn't be radiating them with Wi-Fi microwave radio-frequencies either.

BPA or bisphenol A was known to be potentially harmful to humans in the 1930s but Canada only banned it in 2010.

The lesson from history is this: Waiting for legislature and "safety authorities" to protect human health is squandering the health of our children and school staff in the name of following due process.

At the powerful intersection of commerce, politics, education and public health, public health is often the loser. With regards to Wi-Fi in public schools, the question we should be asking is "What environmental toxins can we avoid while preserving the best of what technology has to offer for public education?"  The answer to that is to promote the use of wired computers and to disallow devices which emit microwave radiation in public schools.

Make no mistake: by opting to ban Wi-Fi from public schools, we are being forward looking. We understand the lessons from history. We are choosing to protect life over commercial interests and lucrative service contracts.  We choose uncompromised safety over convenience. We choose health over planned obsolescence.

When we KNOW better, we should DO better.  Isn't it always better to be safe than sorry?

Links for further reading:

Dr. Ignaz Semmelweiss

Lead Paint


BioInitiative Report: 3800 Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies
Debunk the LIE of NO EVIDENCE

WiFi proponents often say that there is “no evidence” showing low-level non-ionizing RF/microwave radiation can harm the human body. This is a MYTH and a LIE

As stated in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Committee Report (2011):

Serious scientific and medical studies revealing biological effects of a pathological nature have existed since the 1930s concerning radio frequencies and microwaves from radar installations. Studies in the late 1970s also pointed out the harmful effects of protracted exposure to the low or very low frequency electromagnetic fields of electrical transmission lines or computer screens. The WHO’s IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) classified these fields as “possibly carcinogenic” for humans (Group 2B) in 2001...

Scientific studies concerning the negative effects of certain microwave frequencies on plants, insects and wildlife or farm animals are disturbing in more than one respect and the scientific studies disclosing potentially pathogenic biological effects on the human body are also important and not to be merely brushed aside. 

These studies are very numerous indeed: the 2007 “BioInitiative” report analysed over 2000 of them, and more were added by an important monograph published in 2010 by the Ramazzini Institute, the national institute for study and control of cancer and environmental diseases in Bologna, Italy.”

 The BioInitiative Report

In addition to the 2000 studies presented in 2007, the 2012 BioInitiative Report presents 1800 NEW studies reporting bioeffects and adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields (powerlines, electrical wiring, appliances and hand-held devices) – and wireless technologies (cell and cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI, wireless laptops, wireless routers, baby monitors, surveillance systems, wireless utility meters ‘smart meters’.

*The BioInitiative 2012 Report has been prepared by 29 authors from 10 countries*,  ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs.  Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and five full members of BEMS. 


A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies.Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.

There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD at Orebro University, Sweden. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEE and ICNIRP public safety limits and reference levels are not adequate to protect public health.”

A dozen new studies link cell phone radiation to sperm damage. Even a cell phone in the pocket or on a belt may harm sperm DNA, result in misshapen sperm, and impair fertility in men. Laptop computers with wireless internet connections can damage DNA in sperm.

Based on strong evidence for vulnerable biology in autism, EMF/RFR can plausibly increase autism risk and symptoms. “While we aggressively investigate the links between autism disorders and wireless technologies, we should minimize wireless and EMF exposures for people with autism disorders, children of all ages, people planning a baby, and during pregnancy,” says Martha Herbert, MD, PhD.

Wireless devices such as phones and laptops used by pregnant women may alter brain development of the fetus. This has been linked in both animal and human studies to hyperactivity, learning and behavior problems.

According to David O. Carpenter, MD, and co-editor of the 2012 Report:
There is now much more evidence of risks to health affecting billions of people world-wide. The status quo is not acceptable in light of the evidence for harm.”
This study covers EMF from powerlines, electrical wiring, appliances and hand-held devices; and from wireless technologies (cell and cordless phones, cell towers, ‘smart meters’, WI-FI, wireless laptops, wireless routers, baby monitors, and other electronic devices). Health topics include damage to DNA and genes, effects on memory, learning, behavior, attention, sleep disruption, cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. New safety standards are urgently needed for protection against EMF and wireless exposures that now appear everywhere in daily life.

The BioInitiative 2012 Report is available
at: on January 7th.

CONTACT:, Cindy Sage (805) 969-0557


Studies on EHS and more


When the 1st (2007) BioInitiative Report was presented to the European Parliament, the EU Parliamentarians scrutinized the report. Then based on its findings, they voted near-unanimously to pass immediate resolutions (559-22 votes in 2009 and 522-16 votes in 2008) calling for stricter, more updated exposure standards and calling for adoption of the Precautionary Principle, especially for children, pregnant women and the youth.

“wireless technology (mobile phones, Wi-Fi / WiMAX, Bluetooth, DECT landline telephones) emits EMFs that may have adverse effects on human health... particularly to young people whose brains are still developing”.

"...the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete . They do not take account of developments in information and communication technologies or vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, newborn babies and children . "

The EU Parliament "calls on the Member States to follow the example of Sweden and to recognize persons that suffer from electrohypersensitivity as being disabled so as to grant them adequate protection as well as equal opportunities ."

Saturday, February 9, 2013

New Studies Published in January 2013
Show Biological Effects of Wifi & Cellphone Radiation

The followings are new studies published in the month of January 2013 which show biological effects of electromagnetic radiation at cellphone, WiFi, powerline intensities. 

ALL these biological effects are being denied by Health Canada's and US FCC's outdated "safety" standard because they claim that if the radiation doesn't heat up one's body, nothing else happens! They use a plastic head called S.A.M. (Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin) filled with fluid to do their "heating" test. It is only tested for 6 minutes, not chronic exposure as in real life, and the test has no provision for any biological change except temperature change. 

The S.A.M. head is sized for a 220 lb and 6'2" American soldier. 

Sokolovic D, Djordjevic B, Kocic G, Babovic P, Ristic G, Stanojkovic Z, Sokolovic DM, Veljkovic A, Jankovic A, Radovanovic Z (2012), Bratisl Lek Listy 113 (5): 265 – 269
The authors conclude that microwave exposure could cause a body mass decrease and anxiety related behavior. ”

28.01.13: Heart rate variability (HRV) analysis in radio and TV broadcasting stations workers.
Bortkiewicz A, Gadzicka E, Szymczak W, Zmyslony M (2012), Int J Occup Med Environ Health: in press
The authors concluded that exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may affect the neurovegetative  regulation of the cardiovascular system. ”

28.01.13: The effects of a 1.8 GHz continuous electromagnetic fields on mucociliary transport of human nasal mucosa.
In SM, Kim HJ, Park RW, Kim W, Gimm YM, Park I, Hong S, Hong JJ, Oh JH, Kahng H, Park EY (2012), Laryngoscope: in press
The authors summarize that exposure to a 1.8 GHz electromagnetic field may inhibit the ciliary beat frequency via an "novel protein kinase C" dependent mechanism...”.

23.01.13: Case-control study of paternal occupation and childhood leukaemia in Great Britain, 1962-2006.
Keegan TJ, Bunch KJ, Vincent TJ, King JC, O'Neill KA, Kendall GM, Maccarthy A, Fear NT, Mfg M (2012), Br J Cancer 107 (9): 1652 – 1659
The authors concluded that the results show some support for a positive association between childhood leukemia risk and paternal occupation involving [electromagnetic] social contact. Additionally, the study provided additional evidence for higher occupational [electromagnetic] social class being a risk factor for childhood leukemia. ”

22.01.13: Oxidative stress induced by 1.8 GHz radio frequency electromagnetic radiation and effects of garlic extract in rats.
Avci B, Akar A, Bilgici B, Tuncel OK (2012), Int J Radiat Biol 88 (11): 799 - 805
The authors summarize that the exposure to a radiofrequency electromagnetic field at 1.8 GHz … led to protein oxidation in the brain tissue and an increase in serum nitric oxide level. “

17.01.13: Electromagnetic fields at 2.45 GHz trigger changes in heat shock proteins 90 and 70 without altering apoptotic activity in rat thyroid gland.
Misa Agustino MJ, Leiro JM, Jorge Mora MT, Rodriguez-Gonzalez JA, Jorge Barreiro FJ, Ares-Pena FJ, Lopez-Martin E (2012), Biol Open 1 (9): 831 – 838
The results suggest that exposure to a 2.45 GHz electromagnetic field may alter levels of cellular stress in rat thyroid gland.

15.01.13: Melatonin modulates wireless (2.45 GHz)-induced oxidative injury through TRPM2 and voltage gated Ca(2+) channels in brain and dorsal root ganglion in rat.
Naziroglu M, Celik O, Ozgul C, Cig B, Dogan S, Bal R, Gumral N, Rodriguez AB, Pariente JA (2012), Physiol Behav 105 (3): 683 - 692
The authors conclude that exposure to a wireless device of 2.45 GHz could induce oxidative stress in the dorsal root ganglion [a nodule on the dorsal root of the spine that contains nerve cells] ... ”.

07.01.13: Neurodevelopmental anomalies of the hippocampus in rats exposed to weak intensity complex magnetic fields throughout gestation.
Fournier NM, Mach QH, Whissell PD, Persinger MA (2012), Int J Dev Neurosci 30 (6): 427 – 433
These findings suggest that prenatal exposure to complex magnetic fields of a narrow intensity window during development could result in subtle but permanent alterations in hippocampal structure and function. ”

Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure  (Cell Tower, Wi-Fi, Wireless Laptop and 'Smart' Meter RF Intensities) * Click on the image or the link to access all pages.

Harvard Neurologist Warns:
WiFi Radiation Damages Brains of Children

TO: Los Angeles Unified School District

FROM: Martha R Herbert, PhD, MD

RE: Wireless vs. Wired in Classrooms

DATE: February 8, 2013

I am a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and on staff at the Massachusetts General Hospital. I am Board Certified in Neurology with Special Competency in Child Neurology, and Subspecialty Certification in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

I have an extensive history of research and clinical practice in neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly autism spectrum disorders. I have published papers in brain imaging research, in physiological abnormalities in autism spectrum disorders, and in environmental influences on neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and on brain development and function.

I recently accepted an invitation to review literature pertinent to a potential link between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMF) and Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR). I set out to write a paper of modest length, but found much more literature than I had anticipated to review. I ended up producing a 60 page single spaced paper with over 550 citations. It is available at

In fact, there are thousands of papers that have accumulated over decades – and are now accumulating at an accelerating pace, as our ability to measure impacts become more sensitive – that document adverse health and neurological impacts of EMF/RFR. Children are more vulnerable than adults, and children with chronic illnesses and/or neurodevelopmental disabilities are even more vulnerable. Elderly or chronically ill adults are more vulnerable than healthy adults.

Current technologies were designed and promulgated without taking account of biological impacts other than thermal impacts. We now know that there are a large array of impacts that have nothing to do with the heating of tissue. The claim from wifi proponents that the only concern is thermal impacts is now definitively outdated scientifically.

EMF/RFR from wifi and cell towers can exert a disorganizing effect on the ability to learn and remember, and can also be destabilizing to immune and metabolic function. This will make it harder for some children to learn, particularly those who are already having problems in the first place.

Powerful industrial entities have a vested interest in leading the public to believe that EMF/RFR, which we cannot see, taste or touch, is harmless, but this is not true. Please do the right and precautionary thing for our children.

I urge you to step back from your intention to go wifi in the LAUSD, and instead opt for wired technologies, particularly for those subpopulations that are most sensitive. It will be easier for you to make a healthier decision now than to undo a misguided decision later.

Thank you.

Martha Herbert, PhD, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging

Massachusetts General Hospital

Harvard Medical School

Boston, Massachusetts


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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WiFi Marketing Machine Disguised as Consumer Watchdog - An Investigative Report

Parent Groups Warn against WiFi Industry posing as consumer watchdog

To School Boards and the public: A group of computer software personnel who serve the wireless industry posed itself as a consumer protection watchdog. This group called Bad Science Watch recently issued a report1 to attack concerned scientists and citizens who raise awareness about the well-documented health impacts2 of WiFi and wireless technology, especially on children.

The committee chair of this report, Gem Newman, is the lead developer at Invenia Technical Computing3. Invenia's customers are utility companies who are rolling out radiating wireless smart meters4. Committee member Adrian Powell is a software contractor. No one in this committee has any credential regarding the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and human biology.

Just like the tobacco and asbestos industries have done in the past, this group diligently promotes the myth that there is no risk from WiFi radiation. They ignore all peer-reviewed scientific studies showing harm of microwave and electromagnetic fields on animals and humans, and ignore the calls for precaution by legitimate doctors associations5, the International Agency for Research on Cancer6, the European Parliament7, the Council of Europe8 as well as scientists around the world who conduct research on electromagnetic radiation.

Swisscom, Switzerland's largest IT services provider, recognized the genotoxic effects of WiFi routers. The science behind was elaborated in Swisscom's patent filed in 2003 when they attempted to reduce such danger through an automatically-deactivated router design18. Unfortunately, North American manufacturers have not adopted this patent, but continue to produce WiFi routers which bombard humans and all living beings with microwave beacon signals, 24/7.

In December, 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), representing 60,000 pediatricians and pediatric surgeons, warned against "the potential dangers of RF energy exposure" on children and pregnant women: "The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF (radiofrequency) energy deeper into their brains than adults... the current exposure limits may not reflect the latest research on RF energy".9

In October, 2011, Health Canada encouraged parents to reduce children's radiofrequency exposure, because “children are typically more sensitive" and "there is currently a lack of scientific information regarding the potential health impacts of cell phones on children".10

Industry propagandists have no regards for the health of children as long as the negative health impact of WiFi and wireless devices remains inconclusive, as long as the archaic radiation exposure limits of Health Canada doesn't change, and the profits from the sale of such technology is not affected. They even exploit low income families, making up an absurd excuse that these families “rely on wireless networks”. Any experienced professional can instantly debunk this lie. Wireless is a convenience (at the expense of health), but not a necessity. Children from low-income families, just like children from any family, need a safe and healthy environment for them to grow and learn. Wired connection provides fast and secure access to the internet and educational resources, without the risk of radiation. In most instances, wireless mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets cost more than wired equipment and are designed with planned obsolescence to drive product sales.

Follow the $ MONEY $

As more and more voices around the world draw the public's attention to the potential danger of WiFi and wireless technology, it is not surprising that the industry makes extra efforts to obfuscate the picture18. This report called Investigation of Anti-WiFi Activism claimed to “investigate the motivations, funding sources, agendas, and conflicts of interest”. Ironically, it is the report's own publishers who are full of conflicts of interest.

Executive Director of Bad Science Watch, Jamie Williams, is a software developer for Layer 7 Technologies which supplies software for smartphones, tablets, wireless smart meters as well as Cisco WiFi routers (access points) which are aggressively marketed to school boards across Canada11. Also, BSW is a spin-off organization of Center for Inquiry12 which is financed by electronic tycoon Lorne Trottier. 13. RF/EMF emitted by wireless devices has been classified by the World Health Organization as a 2B possible cancer risk while Trottier's Oncocyme Pharma specializes in selling cancer treatment14. Shall we ask: who has “financial motives”?
(N.B. Trottier's relationship with the wireless industry is explained here: 

Conflict of interest is a rampant problem that hinders the science on electromagnetic radiation15. Instead of following profit-driven corporate agendas, school boards and parents must examine non-industry funded, independent research16 and professional opinions of genuine experts17.

In 2010, Dr. Annie Sasco - Teaching fellow of Harvard University and former Chief of the World Health Organization's Cancer Control Programme - testified to the Canadian Parliament Standing Committee on Health, “With regard to electromagnetic fields, we have, of course. more than plenty of evidence of exposure... We may never have the absolute final proof, but if our goal is to reduce somewhat the burden of cancer and other chronic diseases in the years to come, we have enough data to go ahead with a precautionary principle to avoid unnecessary exposure.”19

We as parents support the use of technology as a tool in education, and believe that wired connection to the internet is the best way to provide educational benefits without long-term health risks for children. Unfortunately, avoiding unnecessary exposure for health is not the priority of trillion-dollar corporations.

21st Century Learning was a marketing scheme invented by IT giants Cisco, Bill Gates and Promethean through their Global Education Leaders' Program (GELP)20.

Aptly stated by Tara Ehrcke, President of Greater Victoria Teachers' Association: “To sell more IT products, the 21st Century Learning advocates create a need for those products. No longer should schools spend their resource and IT budgets only on textbooks and computer labs. Anytime, anywhere, collaborative, integrated, blended learning requires a massive infusion of new IT products.”21

If children need SMART wireless gadgets to make them smarter, why do Silicon Valley executives send their children to no-tech Waldorf schools?22

Increasing profits and market share are the priorities of corporations. Their marketing machines crawl through commercial, political and educational institutions. They crawl through the internet and the media, even disguised as consumer advocates, citing industry-funded studies to mitigate the harm of wireless technology shown in non-industry-funded studies, attacking citizens' right to take precaution, and mocking parental protection of children's health. These are the same shameful tactics employed by tobacco companies for decades, while numerous deaths resulted from their delay and denial.

Tobacco Industry Statements:
  • Philip Morris Compared Smoking To Eating Applesauce.
  • Philip Morris CEO Told Pregnant Women That Cigarette Smoking Was Not Harmful To Babies.
  • RJR Chairman: Science Today Indicates No Causal Link.
  • The Tobacco Institute: It Maybe or May Not Be Harmful. We don't know.

Nobody but parents has the biggest stake in our children's health and well-being. We refuse industry propaganda which promotes their business but pretends to speak as our watchdog. NO, THANKS!


Parents for Safe School and SafeinSchool.Org