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WI-MAX TO BLANKET AMERICA IN MICROWAVE RADIATION

Wi-Max to Blanket America in Microwave Radiation

Millions of Sensitive People May Have Difficulty


In May 2008 USA Today reported Sprint and Clearwire plan to "blanket the USA with Wi-Max, turning the nation into one big hotspot." Google, Intel, Comcast and Time Warner Cable are reported to be large investors. "The Wi-Max network is expected to reach about half the U.S. population by the end of 2010″, said the report.
Wi-Max to Blanket America in Microwave Radiation

Millions of Sensitive People May Have Difficulty


In May 2008 USA Today reported Sprint and Clearwire plan to "blanket the USA with Wi-Max, turning the nation into one big hotspot." Google, Intel, Comcast and Time Warner Cable are reported to be large investors. "The Wi-Max network is expected to reach about half the U.S. population by the end of 2010″, said the report.

While putting high-powered Wi-Max antennas in residential and commercial neighborhoods may be good for consumers in terms of internet speed and access, there is serious and growing concern among scientists about the effects of this 24/7 exposure to microwave radiation. The BioInitiative Report (www.BioInitiative.org), a large review of over 2,000 studies on the known biological effects of electromagnetic radiation shows impacts from RF on the immune function, the neurological system, inflammation, stress proteins, behavioral functioning, etc., at levels of exposure way lower that current FCC exposure guidelines for industry. Based on the existing body of science on the effects of RF radiation, grave concern is thus being now raised by scientists about the planned chronic exposure in the U.S. to these frequencies.



An estimated 10 million people in the U.S., or 3% of the population is already estimated to be electrically sensitive to a degree which significantly impairs their ability to function productively in society, including in the workplace. An additional 100mm people, or 35% of the population, are estimated to be moderately electrically sensitive. These numbers are projected to increase dramatically with ubiquitous exposure to 24/7 high-powered Wi-Max. For the many people who are already electrically sensitive there will be nowhere to avoid the very often debilitating symptoms that occur for them in wi-fi environments.



Please read the attached letter from Dr. Olle Johannson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden in response to an article by The Economist on electrical hypersensitivity for background on what is happening to people in the Scandinavian countries. Electrosensitivity Letter.



As we learned with cell phones on which there was no pre-market health testing required by government, citizens and the media must question the wisdom of new technologies such as Wi-Max before they are launched widely into society, and not assume our government has evaluated them thoroughly.



Questions the media might be asking about Wi-Max on behalf of citizens of the United States include:



What pre-market health testing has been done on Wi-Max?



What environmental studies have been done on the effects of microwave radiation on animals, such as birds, bee colonies, insects, domestic animals, as well as on nature such as trees? What is government expecting the effects of nationwide Wi-Max to be on nature?



Have members of Congress read the BioInitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org), including a review of the science on the known biological effects of radiofrequency radiation?



Does Congress understand the science on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on the brain? Do they realize microwave radiation impacts fertility and DNA, and effects fetuses, children and teenagers, including potentially leading to significantly increased emotional problems in children whose mothers were exposed to microwave radiation by using cell phones in pregnancy?



Do they understand the potential connection with the illnesses of our times and their costs? Or with productivity and learning?



Do they understand insomnia is one of the firstsymptoms of electrical sensitivity -and that today 65% of Americans already have a sleep disorder? What is expected to happen with sleep disorders in 24/7 Wi-Max exposure?



Have they heard that the National Library of France has recently dismantled wireless, exercising the precautionary principle because of the health concerns? Or that Paris' library system also dismantled wireless after 40% of their staff became ill? Or that the union chief of a 38,000 teachers union in the U.K. is advocating wi-fi be removed from schools, and that an entire Canadian university has dismantled it?



Have they heard that some other countries are advising no wi-fi in residential neighborhoods?



Have they heard that the European Parliament just recently voted 522 to 16 to exercise greater precaution regarding electromagnetic radiation, calling exposure guidelines 'obsolete'?



Have they estimated what the effects of this constant, invisible electropolluting background stressor will do to interpersonal relations and the mental health of people of all ages-infants, children, adolescents, adults and the elderly?



Have they contemplated the effects of an increased level of microwave exposure on car accidents? On crime? On demand for social services?


Do they understand that independent scientists believe there is evidence linking microwave radiation to genetic effects, cancer, cellular/molecular effects, electrophysiology changes, behavioral changes, nervous system impairment, blood-brain barrier permeability, calcium efflux, cardiovascular changes, hormonal disruption, immune system changes, metabolic changes, fertility impairment and much more?


Do they realize nationwide roll out of 24/7 Wi-Max may result in social unrest because many will not be able to tolerate it, or that people will be highly disturbed realizing their health challenges may be related?
Is the government planning to create refugee communities for electrically sensitive people who can't cope in high Wi-Fi Environments?





For journalists wanting more information on the science showing biological effects from ELF and RF radiation, please see the BioInitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org) or contact  info@bioinitiative.org