The Startling Health Effects of WI FI & Wireless Appliances
Parents and families struggle to keep cell towers out of their neighborhoods and away from schools and parks but don't know or even care that the PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS have installed Wi Fi in all the schools!!! The effect of Wi Fi ranges from 1-3 cell towers within the school. Watch the BBC piece on Wi Fi from the link in this article. CALL OR WRITE THE PORTLAND SCHOOL BOARD AND TELL THEM THAT INVOLUNTARY IRRADIATION OF OUR CHILDREN IS NOT WHAT WE PAY TAXES FOR !!!!!!!!!!!
The startling effects of WIFI (Wireless Appliances)
Posted on February 4, 2010.
link to kimknight101.wordpress.com
I'd like to share the amazing experience I had recently in realizing first-hand the detremental effects of WIFI (wireless internet and wireless office devices).
For several weeks *(see note below) I had been feeling extremely de-motivated about work. Symptoms included feeling unclear, unable to think, complete lethargy, verging on what I would classify as mild depression. I had been putting it down to all sorts of factors (I need a break... it's Christmas... maybe I'm low in iron... the weather's really muggy) even starting to contemplate maybe I was losing enthusiasm for my work and needed a complete job change! I even went to have my bloods checked just to see if something was really going on, and also booked a Journey process with a friend to see what 'emotional' stuff might be making me feel depressed.
Then one night I was sitting in my office, trying to summon up some enthusiasm to do some work, and I remembered an email I had received from a friend about a DVD he was showing on the effects of wireless appliances. And I thought to myself, "well, I have a wireless router in my office, what if I were to switch it off?" 'No, I'll wait until I've seen the DVD' I thought, and then immediately thought again, "no, why not just try it"?
So, I turned the unit off, and also unplugged the wireless keyboard and mouse. I kid you not when I say I felt better within 60 seconds. SIXTY SECONDS!** (See note below).
However, the truth was I felt better. *** (See note below). Within that time my head felt clearer, and it was like the air around me in the room cleared too. (Of course this makes perfect sense now that I understand about the 'EM Smog' that wireless devices immerse us in). Initially I thought I must be imagining the change, although I had not had any great expectations of results. And if I had had any expectations, I certainly didn't think the effect would be so quick!
I was feeling so much better I was able to do my evening Qi Gong practice which I had slowly been losing enthusiasm for too over a number of days. It was as if I was a new person.
(Stats taken from the BBC Panorama Documentary below)
So then I sat down to watch the DVD and boy are the facts interesting:
France has just passed a law stopping the advertising of cell phones to children
In Sweden EMF sensitivity (Electro-magnetic radiation) is recognized as a disability and the government will paint your house with anti-radiation paint if you need it.
If only one person in school in Sweden complains of the negative effects of EMF radiation from WIFI, it will be turned off and investigated.
Switzerland, Italy, Russia, China and other countries have exposure limits THOUSANDS of times lower than in other countries such as the UK.
In Salzburg (Austria) the government advises against WIFI in schools altogether.
The reality is we are living in what has now been called an 'EM smog'. Whilst many people do not consciously notice the effects of this, 'Electro-Hypersensitives' do. This EM smog fills the air around us, penetrating every cell and affecting the functioning of our mind and body. Cell phones and WIFI have a similar frequency to microwaves, and we all know what happens if you end up inside one of them. And I've heard that having a WIFI router in your home is the equivalent of having a cell phone tower in your living room! Really?
Despite all the evidence of the harmful effects of radiation, the WHO (The World Health Organization, not the band) have stated that "there are no known adverse health effects from low level, long term exposure". However, research has indicated that radio frequency radiation can cause changes in cognitive function (yes, I can definitely vouch for that), molecular changes in the cells, chromosome damage, decrease in short-term memory and cancer induction.
The bizarre thing is that ICNIRP, the international regulatory body that sets the limits for safe radiation, does not recognize the biological effects of radiation. Instead it bases exposure limits on a THERMAL effect: in other words, the radiation has to be so strong it has to heat your organs up before it is recognized as a problem! For goodness sake! (And there we are back at the microwave analogy again - remember all the poodles who didn't fare too well when microwaves first came out?).
People may continue to dispute that cellphones and WIFI are harmful, but this morning I got up like a new person and spent all day in my office for the first time in 8 weeks. I got work done which I had been procrastinating on for ages. Even small tasks had felt overwhelming.
So I encourage you to consider the effects of EMF radiation if you cannot find the cause of your symptoms, and in particular to check your wireless devices. (And by the way, to check the 'available wireless networks' on your computer - you could be sitting in a soup of WIFI waves from the local cafe, business or neighbours too). Yes, my office now looks like spagetti junction with all the wires back in place, but boy it's worth it.
You may also like to check out the following links:
New laws cracking down on children's use of mobile phones are to be introduced in France amid growing fears that they may cause cancer and other diseases:
link to www.independent.co.uk -mobiles-to-children-1299673.html
Cell Phones: just like Cigarettes ? (special video for teenagers) 6mn
BBC Panorama - WIFI a warning signal (30mn)
What your cell phone provider isn't telling you (Dr Nick Begich) 30mn
* Note from above re length of effects:
Although I say several weeks, actually, afterwards, once my mind was clearer, I saw that this had been going on for much longer than 8 weeks. Infact, I had not been feeling great for a while, infact for over a year.
Six months previously I had been feeling extraordinarily and unusually tired and not sleeping well (which was unusual for me as I normally sleep well). I had even gone to see a naturopath and was contemplating supplements for adrenal fatigue. The interesting thing is, which I realized after my mind cleared, was that during that time I had re-arranged my bed furniture and my headboard was now next to the wall of my office, which meant my head was closer to the WIFI router.
Then, when I tracked back even further, when I asked myself "When was the last time I felt well?" the answer that came back was about 14 months ago, that was when I noticed myself going down hill. And then I asked myself, "And when did I get WIFI?" - I couldn't remember exactly, I knew it was within the previous 2 years. So I looked it up (fortunately, I had printed out my WIFI password and the piece of paper was dated) and it was 14 months previous. It's always easy to understand things in retrospect, and now that I look back, it seems pretty clear to me that as soon as that router was switched on, it started to have a negative effect on my body.
** Note from above re body responding in 60 seconds
This to me shows met yet again the amazing and natural self-healing abilities of the body. When we give it what it needs, it automatically heals. INSTANTLY. I have noticed this in Mickel Therapy - when you do what is right for your body, it will respond IMMEDIATELY. It is amazing and beautiful to watch and witness. Our main problem is that if we put ourselves (ie, our body) in situations which are adverse to the it's natural functioning, it puts it into a constant state of stress, which means its using all its energy and effot to try and get back into a state of balance, which means it can't fulfil its normal functions properly.
This is akin to saying the immune system is being put into a constant state of overload or red alert, which over-taxes its ability to do its job with normal ease. So we need to make sure that we are giving our body what it needs to function well. I hope that makes sense!
*** Note from above re feeling better
One of the problems about not feeling well is that it's often not until we feel better that we realize how unwellwe were actually feeling before. Unfortunately we acclimatize ourselves to not feeling well and then without realizing it come to think that's normal! This is actually true for many things in life. What we get used to, we think is normal, and then we forget what normal actually is.
So it wasn't until my head cleared, my energy picked up and I felt so much more uplifted that I realized how bad I had actually been feeling.
SYMPTOMS FROM WIFI EXPOSURE
These are the symptoms that I now realize I was experiencing as a result of WIFI exposure. I am sure there may be many others, this is just my list!
Unable to concentrate or think clearly
Unable to get on with work tasks
Negative thinking, depressive thoughts
Not sleeping well
Feeling extraordinary tiredness
Not feeling well at home, especially in the office (where the router was) and feeling better as soon as I went out
SYMPTOMS OF IMPROVEMENT
These are the differences I am noticing now:
Feeling lighter and clearer in my head
Feeling 'uplifted' emotionally and mentally
The 'air' in my office feels clearer
Kim Knight - The Art of Health
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Impaired by Cell Phone Radiation
I thought you might be interested in one of my intriquing microwave stories. Toyota's scrambled mother board problem is really dear to my heart. I am adamant that all personal communication devices are turned off when I am in a vehicle. I abhor travelling in heavy traffic - I call it Microwave Alley.
Toyota's Brain's Aren't The Only Ones Being Scrambled!
Well-known to all automakers, is a rare phenomenon or should I say problem. Electromechanical interference can disrupt signals to the electronic throttle control component. Interesting. Apparently signals from a cell phone, Blackberry, restaurant microwaves, or radio transmission tower can do the job according to John Liu, a Wayne State University professor of electronics and computer engineering.
Several years ago I had an alarming episode while driving my truck. I had just come off a BC ferry from the Sunshine Coast north of Vancouver. Driving is aggressive, bumper to bumper, 100kmh, horses-to-the-barn. In those days the cell phone towers weren't in place up the coast. We were now in cell phone communication territory so my gentleman friend travelling with me fired up his cell phone to see if he had any messages. I immediately went into an altered state of consciousness - a dizzy, chemical feeling. I was totally impaired. I kept screaming silently to myself - "you're driving a truck, you're driving a truck, pay attention to what you are doing!" He shut off his cell phone and I settled down.
"What the hell was that all about" still speaking silently to myself. "When you park this truck you will never drive again. It is quite obvious that there is something wrong with you. You cannot be trusted". It was an anxious drive. The three-lane Lion's Gate Bridge and heavy downtown traffic. Not pleasant. I'm concerned.
That evening while I was listening to talk radio, a guest speaker William Thomas from Hornby Island, BC, presented some very timely information. Mr. Thomas has done a tremendous amount of research on cell phones. He said that when the cell phone industry started targeting the under ten years old, he had to come forward and say something again. He was describing adverse effects and physical symptoms related to cell phone exposure, and he described exactly what happened to me in the truck that afternoon. I sat bolt upright in bed and yelled out - "what the #!#!#!#!"
So, let us seriously think about this. A cell phone or other personal communication device works in the microwave frequency range. Therefore, while in a car, bus, train or plane with one or more of these devices roving or communicating at their highest energy output because they are relaying from tower to tower, we are actually in a microwave oven.
Toyota's brains aren't the only ones being scrambled. Think of all the children in the back seat getting radiated.
David Carpenter: High-voltage power lines pose health risks
By DAVID O. CARPENTER / Rensselaer, N.Y.
Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:15 am
link to www.winonadailynews.com
I'm writing to share knowledge accumulated through decades of studying the health effects of high-voltage power lines, such as the CapX2020 power line proposed to come through southeast Minnesota.
As a medical doctor and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at University at Albany, SUNY, I believe that the health risks posed by long-term exposure to magnetic fields are serious, especially to children and fetuses.
There is definitive scientific evidence that exposure to magnetic fields from power lines greater than 4 milligauss (a level significantly less that what is expected to occur near this proposed power line) is associated with an elevated risk of childhood leukemia. Some scientific research indicates an elevated risk at levels of 2 milligauss. A home not near a power line will usually have a level of less than 1 milligauss.
Scientific evidence also links magnetic field exposure to cancer in adults as well, particularly leukemia and brain cancer. There is strong evidence that lifetime exposure to magnetic fields above 2 milligauss is associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases in adults, including Alzheimer's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.
With many aspects of human toxicology, there is uncertainty as to which mechanisms may be responsible for increased human disease with exposure to power line magnetic fields. However, there is a large body of evidence showing ways in which magnetic fields, including the frequencies from power lines, affect tissue at a cellular level.
Some people may be unusually sensitive to exposure to magnetic fields. A recent study demonstrated that children living within 100 meters of a power line who lacked a gene to repair DNA had a 400 percent greater chance of developing leukemia than other children with a similar exposure
Based on this scientific information, I would make these public health recommendations:
n Information should be publicly available regarding the calculated magnetic field strength from a power line at various distances.
In many locations along the route, magnetic fields from the CapX2020 power lines will exceed levels that create
health risks, particularly
over time as more electric power is used.
n High-voltage power lines should be routed to prevent power line magnetic fields in homes from exceeding 4 milliguass. Every effort should also be made to avoid long-term exposure to magnetic fields above 2 milligauss.
n Public health precaution also suggests that high-voltage lines be located as far as possible from homes, schools, playgrounds and child-care facilities. In areas of dense population where routing away from homes and other sensitive uses is not possible, power lines should be placed underground in such a way as to reduce human health impacts.
Dr. Carpenter is a public health physician trained at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the State University of New York at Albany.
Government looks into cell phones as cause of Toyota's gas pedal defect
Toyota claims they have tested their electrical systems many times with different methods of electromagnetic radiation, but could not find any problems. ...
Federal investigators are now looking into whether devices like cell phones or iPods could be linked to the problem
link to www.abc4.com
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