Sharon Noble, the director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC, is a guest of Jim Goddard who hosts the Goddard Report on TalkDigitalNetwork.com. Sharon has been Jim’s guest many times and the show is available on-line.
In this interview, Sharon discusses recent research that shows that there is now a proven connection between Cell Phone use and Heart and Brain Tumors.
I have a GigaHertz HF59B RF-analyzer meter which allows me to measure RFR (radio frequency radiation) from many sources like cell towers, cell phones, cordless DECT phones and wireless routers. The meter shows the readings on a screen in µW/m² in 3 ranges from 0.01 to 20,000. And there is a speaker that allows me to listen to the various radiation so I can tell if it is a cell tower, cordless phone or a wifi router. I consider this meter indispensable in my RFRadiation Detective work.
One day when I was assisting at a local seniors centre some seniors with computer problems, I showed the effect of the local wireless wifi router on my HF59B meter. The meter’s sound was turned up and this made my students pay close attention. After some discussion about the use of wifi routers and the potential health effects, one student invited me to look what was going on in his home.
So, I went for tea and cookies and did some RFR measuring and what I found was very interesting and disturbing.
Telus had installed a wireless router to handle several Optik TVs in the house. This setup worked well except that the wireless function was not necessary. The router was set on top of the piano close to the dining table and the computer desk, all within 6 feet. The RFR from this router measured at 1 ft peaked at 20,000 µW/m² which is very very high. So the people eating at the table or working at the computer desk would have high RFR exposure.
Nearby, Shaw had installed a wireless router to handle the single wireless laptop computer in the house. This router was set on the floor next to the computer desk and close to the dining table. The RFR from this router measured at 1 ft peaked at about 5,000 µW/m² which is quite high.
In summary, this small house was saturated with RFR from the 2 high powered routers. Also, the small house had aluminum siding which would have kept most of the RFR bouncing around inside the house increasing the exposure many times. I think that the siding may not have been grounded.
I believe that RFR at any level has an impact on the health of the people involved. This fact is supported by 1000’s of reports but dismissed by governments and telecommunication companies because of major financial pressures. High levels of RFR create more health problems. Upon questioning the couple that lived in the house, they said that they were tired a lot of the time and had head aches often. The wife said that she liked getting out of the house, maybe because she felt uncomfortable when in the house.
We discussed the findings and they instructed me to turn off the wifi on both routers and to hook up the laptop to the Shaw router using a cat5 cable which I did.
Now there is no wifi RFR in the house and the levels were down to less than 5 µW/m² with the occasional spike from outside of the house to 10 µW/m². I surveyed the home and the RFR was very low in all rooms.
I hope to interview the couple later to determine if they find any difference in life in a RFR free home.
1 – Telus had a router with high level wifi for no purpose. The optik TV setup did not need the wifi function.
2 – Neither Telus or Shaw informed the customer of possible health effects of high levels of wifi RFR.
3 – Average people know nothing about the possible health effects of wifi.
Radiofrequency radiation (RFR) and public health policy. International Policy Actions on Wireless by governments, health authorities and schools worldwide
I had thought that the Apple iPad was only wireless but that is apparently not so.
You can use the iPad connected by the router by a wire (CAT5 cable is technical term) and you can turn the wireless function off in both the router and the iPad.
Wow, now I can authorize the use of wired iPads by my grand kids. And I can now use an iPad with them.
See this facebook group for details.
Responsible iPad Use in Classrooms – Petaluma
From: Dafna Tachover
Sent: April 20, 2016 6:45 AM
Subject: Good News from Israel – City Removed Wi-Fi from Schools for Health Reasons
It has been an exciting week in Israel on the fighting the wireless front, with 2 main developments that are likely related:
1) TV Documentary about Electro-Sensitivity and wireless – “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES – WIRELESS RADIATION”
2) The City of Haifa ordered to disconnect Wi-Fi in all schools and planing to install wired Internet instead
- TV Documentary – “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES – WIRELESS RADIATION”
It started with a 30 minutes TV documentary about the epidemic of Electro-Sensitivity that was aired last Tuesday at 9pm on prime time TV and which got the highest rating of the day.
The name chosen for the documentary: “HOW WE ARE KILLING OURSELVES – WIRELESS RADIATION” leaves no doubt about the message of the movie. Press here for the movie (it is in Hebrew but some interviews are in English)
The tv channel run constant very effective and alarming promo to the movie that created a lot of buzz and to my opinion was even better than the movie itself:-) You can see the promo on my Facebook page.
The director planned to do 10 minutes on ES as part of a film about the diseases of the 21st century, but eventually, after working with us intensely on it, they understood the extent of the problem and the lie and how important it is to give an uncompromising warning to the public and decided to do a 30 minutes documentary mainly on ES and the Wi-Fi in schools.
The host was a leading TV media person and his tone was uncompromising – no maybes, precautionary etc, the tone was – there is an epidemic out there. Wireless harms and it is time for us to wake up as it is late already. He started by saying that at least 800,000 people in Israel, i.e. 10% of the population already suffer from different levels of ES and twice aired parts of my interview in which I was saying that the rates are already higher and will continue to increase.
The two government “experts” who lied to the Israeli Supreme Court admitted on the show that the thermal safety standard is irrelevant (opposite to what they told the Supreme Court). I intend to take action now that we have them on camera admitting the opposite to what they told the Supreme Court and left no doubt that they committed perjury.
Most importantly, the movie created a lot of buzz, undoubted ES and sent a very alarming message and was another strong warning that radiation harms are not potential but existing, an in a scale of epidemic. There was no “other side”. It is ridiculous to me how anyone who does a program/article on this topic insists on bringing the “other side” – why? Journalism is about exposing the truth. If the truth is clear as it is in the wireless issue, once a journalist understand what the truth is he does not and should not let the “other side” to continue and propagate its lie!
Many participated from Israel (Amir Borenstein, Yael Levin and her daughter Noa gave testimony about what it is like to be electro-sensitive, a few parents who fight the Wi-Fi in schools, I was interviewed as an expert and activist, on the medical side we had Prof. Richter and Dr. Yael Stein, and the technical side was presented by engineer Liran Raz who did a fantastic work)and from the US : Jennifer Wood whose testimony is very powerful and Prof. David Carpenter. They also mentioned the tragic story of Jenny Fry, the 15 Y/O from England who committed suicide because of the Wi-Fi in school.
2) City of Haifa announced it ordered to DISCONNECT Wi-Fi from schools
This is truly a Breakthrough – The City of Haifa in Israel announced that it is removing Wi-Fi from schools. This was announced by the mayor, Yona Yahav, who said that “When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt”. He ordered to have all the Wi-Fi disconnected immediately and to start and put wired Internet instead! I guess the definite tone of the tv documentary that aired this week and the buzz it created helped the city to make the final decision. I believe that now that one city decided to stop WI-Fi the trend will continue and will reverse the pro wi-fi trend. Hope other cities will join. Haifa is the 3rd largest city in Israel.
All of this is really exciting. It seems that the hard work we put in the past few years – the supreme court case, the work on and with the media and the uncompromising message I made sure to send are finally paying off. Please everyone out there – the message should be strong. Electro-Sensitivity is an epidemic it is NOT a 3% of “sensitive population” we are now in the double digits in terms of ES – it is an epidemic and the public must be told and warned. Wi-Fi in schools is a disaster and as a person who spends every day 2-4 hours on the phone with people and children who got sick and many contemplate committing suicide I urge you all to be uncompromising. The truth, and all of it must be told.
Continued good luck to us all and thanks to anyone out there who stands up to evil and stupidity.
Attorney (NY, Israel), MBA
US Number: (845) 251 1217
Israeli Number: 03-763 9673
BLOG – EHS Fight Back
Sent from my WIRED internet connection
Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?
This has been an ongoing debate for decades, but whenever someone asks this question, it’s usually met with scepticism and the debate is shunned. I used to react the same way. But once I started digging into the evidence, it became clear to me that the answer was much more complex than I had imagined.
There are over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, many of them smart phones, with Wi-Fi functionality. Since the widespread use of mobile phones, overall brain cancer rates have not increased and this is often used as proof that mobile phones are safe. But this is short sighted, mainly because brain cancer can take decades to develop and being also rare, it’s unlikely to show up easily in data from the general population. In fact, US statistics do show an increase in brain tumours in younger people.
Nowadays, it’s not just mobile phones that have a growing number of scientists concerned. There are also Wi-Fi enabled devices like laptops, tablets, even watches and other wireless gadgets, like baby monitors and game consoles. We place them close to our bodies or we give them to children to play with, not realising that these devices also emit the same type of radiation as mobile phones. On top of that, there are Wi-Fi networks, which blanket our homes, our schools and our cities with an artificial electrosmog.
Intensive mobile phone users at higher risk of brain cancers, says study
We now exist in a sea of radiofrequency (RF) radiation, never before seen in human history. The levels of artificial electromagnetic radiation have reportedly reached a quintillion (1018) times higher than the natural background levels.
In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RF electromagnetic fields as a “possible human carcinogen”. Much of the evidence was based on studies showing an association between the development of glioma (a malignant brain tumour) and the longest use of wireless phones.
US cancer epidemiologist, Dr Devra Davis says, “We’ve gone from the equivalent of the horse and buggy to the jet in about 10 years.”
Dr Davis is highly credentialed. She was a senior scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, and a presidential appointee of the Clinton Administration and a member of the team awarded a Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore in 2007. She has been campaigning for the safer use of Wi-Fi technology, especially in children.
Case in point. The Rudd Government’s (Australia) “education revolution” has led to the roll out of Wi-Fi in public schools across the country. Yet there’s never been a single study looking at people’s long-term health risks of Wi-Fi exposure.
“Millions of children are being exposed to something that has never been fully tested,” says Dr Davis. “We’re treating our children like lab rats in an experiment with no controls.”
More and more parents are concerned about their children’s cumulative exposure to Wi-Fi, especially because children’s brains absorb twice as much radiation than adults.
“It’s almost a case of involuntary consent. Parents are sending their children to school to sit in a ‘possible’ human carcinogen,” one parent told me.
We have a federal agency responsible for protecting us against the harmful effects of radiation – the Australian Radiation Protection Nuclear and Safety Authority (ARPANSA). They rarely grant TV interviews, but on this occasion, they agreed to take part in my program.
“There is no established evidence that RF radiation from tablets and phones and Wi-Fi causes health effects,” says Dr Ken Karipidis, a spokesperson for ARPANSA.
It’s also the same position held by reputable authorities like the UK Royal College of Physicians, the Cancer Council of Australia as well as the industry body, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).
To my mind, “no evidence of established health risk,” is not the same as saying it’s safe. Sadly, guaranteeing safety is something not even our safety authority is willing to do.
A petition to the WHO and UN has been signed by over 200 scientists in a bid to draw attention to what they perceive as a looming public health crisis. They say current safety standards aren’t protective enough. Some countries like Switzerland, Russia and China have 100 times more stringent standards than Australia.
Former CEO of Microsoft Canada, Mr Frank Clegg says we’ve been misled about the evidence. He has rare insight into the machinations of the technology industry.
“My industry is on a campaign to bury the science and to confuse the message on the harmful effects of wireless devices,” says Mr Clegg. “I’ve seen the tremendous benefits that technology can provide. My concern is nobody can say that it’s safe.”
Mr Clegg sets the scene, reminiscent of Big Tobacco in the 90s when the CEOs of major tobacco companies went in front of US congress and swore under oath that tobacco was not addictive.
The robust position of the Australia’s safety agency reminded me of the scene in the film Thank You For Not Smoking where the smooth talking character of Nick Naylor tells Telco executives: “Gentlemen, practise these words in front of the mirror. ‘Although we are constantly exploring the subject, currently there is no direct evidence that links cell phone usage to brain cancer.’”
Dr Davis says she has seen this before where industry is able to influence or delay the scientific evidence. Early in her career, she worked to ban smoking on planes. Her team showed that after an 8-hour flight, the smoking and non-smoking sections of the plane had the same amount of fine particulate pollution.
“We did that research in about 3 months. But it took 4 years to get a report out. The reason it took 4 years had nothing to do with the science at all. It was [the politics] and I’ve seen that repeated here,” says Dr Davis.
No-one is saying we shouldn’t use these devices. They have revolutionised our day-to-day life and we’ve become to depend on them. I’ve explored ways to use this technology more safely.
Dr Davis says we need to take a precautionary approach with Wi-Fi technology.
“What are we debating here?” says Dr Davis. “Do you really want to see proof that we’ve got millions of people with cancer, like we did with tobacco and asbestos? Is there any question we should have acted sooner?”
I still have these devices but I’ve changed the way I use them based on the evidence that I’ve uncovered. I’d rather take precautions in the absence of all the evidence rather than sticking my head in the sand.
Maryanne Demasi presents Wi-Fried? a Catalyst special that airs Tuesday 16 February at 8pm on ABC1.
Item posted on FaceBook by Robert Riedlinger
Article originally posted on
Contact author @Maryanne Demasi
Monday 15 February 2016 23.00 GMT
Last modified on Monday 15 February 2016 23.17 GMT
You know lots about Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. It has just earned $16.2 Billion in 2015. Wow, what a huge corporation.
In such a huge company, you would think that there would be some people in management that understood something about Global Warming and the impact of the continued burning of fossil fuels on Global Warming. Well, it appears that in 1977 (that is 39 years ago) the management of Exxon Mobile were informed of the impact that continued burning of fossil fuels would have on Global Warming but Exxon Mobile continued to do “business as usual:
- fund the climate change denial groups
- purchased drilling licenses in areas that would be ice free when global warming decreased the ice in the north
- continued to drill and supply the market with oil
- kept their knowledge secret
See the whole story at http://www.postcarbon.org/exxons-never-ending-big-dig/
Why is this of interest to those of you who are fighting the ever increasing levels of RFR (radio frequency radiation) from cell phones, cell towers, wifi hot spots, wifi routers, wifi computers, smart phones, and on and on and on? Why? Because if Exxon Mobile kept the damaging effects of burning fossil fuel secret for almost 40 years, then you might be correct in assuming that the governments and corporations involved with RFR have been doing the same.
I contend that these organizations know and have known the health impacts of RFR and have known since before WWII. (remember Radar which transmits high powered RFR). That is over 75 years ago. These organizations continue to grow and to pump out more RFR products and continue to deny that RFR causes any health issues.
So, why is this. The answer, IMHO, is simply that there is so much money to be lost if the truth were known and understood by the people. The world finances would take a huge hit, governments would go broke, people would sue everyone who kept the industry going.
The main focus of this site StopSmartMetersBC.COM is to combat the proliferation of the Smart Meters in BC primarily because of the health effects of the Radio Frequency Radiation which includes EHS (electro-hypersensitivity).
Now, it seems, that EHS may be considered as part of Environmental Illness (EI) which also includes MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity)
I have found this extremely interesting article in groups.facebook.com called The Grow Dome EHS Project. You should visit it.
The article is on the Financial Times Magazine site. Take a look.
(Watch out on this site. You may see the article the first time and then be forced to pay for future access the second time. Do a print to PDF if you want to keep a copy. Or pay $1 for a trial.)
The article is about a photographer Thilde Jensen who is EHS and has published a book of photos of people who are effected by EHS and/or MCS. The title of the book is The Canaries. Those who suffer from EHS /MCS are the Canaries in today’s world. We all are suffering but 90% of us are really not aware of the impact, YET. If we ignore the warning signs now then the problems will be 100 times worse in the near future. We must resist the increasing RFR pollution and the increase in the chemicals in our lives.
see Thilde Jensen’s site at http://thildejensen.com/
In Sweden, electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is recognized
as a functional impairment which implies only the environment
as the culprit. The Swedish view provides persons
with this impairment a maximal legal protection,
it gives them the right to get accessibility measures for
free, as well as governmental subsidies and municipality
economic support, and to provide them with special
Ombudsmen (at the municipality, the EU, and the UN
level, respectively), the right and economic means to
form disability organizations and allow these to be part of
national and international counterparts, all with the simple
and single aim to allow persons with the functional
impairment electrohypersensitivity to live an equal life in
a society based on equality.
Read the full document here Johansson 2015-1