PPS SLAPPED WITH FEDERAL LAW SUIT FOR WI FI EXPOSURE TO KIDS
The W.H.O. recently weighed in on wi fi by naming Radio Frequency radiation (non ionizing) a Class 2 B Possible Carcinogen. Why do they think it is a good idea to sterilize our kids and give them cancer and damage their blood brain barriers ????
Portland, OR - June 19, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
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• Lloyd Morgan (see below)
PARENT SUING PORTLAND, OREGON PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN DISTRICT COURT CITING BREACH OF 14TH AMENDMENT RIGHT TO CHOICE BY INSTALLING WI FI WITHIN PUBLIC SCHOOL BUILDINGS
Portland, OR - June 19, 2011 - A parent of a child in a Portland Public School is suing PPS, for installing a wi fi infrastructure throughout the school system. Citing breach of 14th Amendment right to choice, the plaintiff in the case has serious, legally and scientifically established concerns about the safety of wi fi technology and its potential biological effects on children. These concerns have been made more urgent by the recent (June 2011) World Health Organization classification of radio frequency radiation as a 2B "possible" carcinogen.
The plaintiff contends that PPS policy of using wi fi in their schools impinges on his rights and fundamental liberties under the Fourteenth Amendment to the care and control of his child's health and continued well being. The plaintiff will seek an injunction to stop the use of wi fi immediately until the case is resolved by the courts.
The Portland School Board would not consider the many scientific studies that have been made available to them and would not speak to Mr. Morrison despite numerous attempts by him to discuss the matter.
PPS inserted a Wi Fi infrastructure without compliance of HHS (Health & Human Services) institutional requirements for "subjecting children to an agent whose effect on whole body health" is at best, "a possible carcinogen--."(W.H.O.). It is known that children's developing bodies are much more sensitive to radio frequency radiation than adults and should be more cautiously considered when being exposed to environmental toxins of any kind. There is concern within the international scientific community that full body exposure to RF from Wi Fi technology, for 7-8 hrs each day may not be safe. Cancer, sterilization, DNA damage, and leakage of the blood brain barrier are but a few concerns
An employee within the I.T. Department of PPS said the "safety of wi fi and RF radiation was not a consideration" and that the school board relied entirely on information supplied by the manufacturer, Cisco Systems. None of the information supplied by Cisco Systems makes the claim that wi fi is safe.
Using children as guinea pigs, by exposing them to wi fi radiation in schools, is a violation of national and international law as information is being gathered on the effects of wi fi by the National Toxicology Institute without the informed consent of the individuals involved.
PPS use of wi fi is also a breach of the Americans With Disabilities Act which requires a safe environment for people with disabilities. In peer reviewed studies, Magda Havas, PhD (www.magdahavas.com), has shown that wireless technology affects blood sugar and medical implants which makes a wi fi environment even more precarious for children with diabetes, implants, and certain other health related conditions that are affected by exposure to radio frequency radiation from wi fi emissions.
• Testifying on behalf of Mr. Morrison, and his daughter, will be 4 expert witnesses from 3 different countries: Dr. David Carpenter, Director, Institute For Health and the Environment University @ Albany, N.Y. (a presenter to President Obama's cancer panel); Barrie Trower; retired Head of Microwave Research for British Military Intelligence, Curtis Bennett, Infrared Imaging Expert, Thermografix Corporation, B.C. and Lloyd Morgan; Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Health Trust. Lloyd Morgan may be contacted @ 510-841-4362
THE TEXT OF THE ENTIRE CASE MAY BE ACCESSED @ www.wirelesswatchblog.org
INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO PAST AND EMERGING SCIENCE:
In Sept. 2007 Germany advised avoiding wi fi "wherever possible."In April 2009, in response to "urgent" outcries from scientists and the public, the European Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety voted overwhelmingly to recommend that precautions be taken to protect human health with regard to "wireless technologies, such as mobile phones, Wi-Fi/Wi-Max, Bluetooth, DECT portable phones and cell towers." Since then several European countries have taken action. The teachers union in Great Britain said "wi fi should be banned from all schools." Recently Switzerland, home of the World Health Organization, announced it will be removing wi fi from all of its schools. France has removed wi fi from the Sorbonne, the National Library and some of its schools as well. Ireland refused wi fi in its schools. In Nov. 2010, the govt. of Israel recommended adopting the "precautionary principle" by reducing exposure in its schools. Currently, one Canadian school will be removing wi fi after several students developed acute debilitating physical symptoms
GOVERNMENTS AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT BAN OR WARN
AGAINST WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
1993: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The FCC's exposure standards are "seriously flawed."
Official comments to the FCC on guidelines for evaluation of electromagnetic effects of radio frequency radiation, FCC Docket ET 93-62, November 9, 1993.
1993: Food and Drug Administration (FDA): "FCC rules do not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields." Comments of the FDA to the FCC, November 10, 1993.
1993: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH): The FCC's standard is inadequate because it "is based on only one dominant mechanism—adverse health effects caused by body heating."
Comments of NIOSH to the FCC, January 11, 1994.
1994: Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee: "The FCC's standard does not protect against non-thermal effects." Comments of the ARRL Bio-Effects Committee to the FCC, January 7, 1994.
2000: UK Department of Education: Children under 16 should not use cell phones except in an emergency. link to www.cellular.co.za
2002: Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine (3000 physicians in Germany) recommends banning cell phone use by children and banning cell phones and cordless phones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles. http://www.bioprotechnology.com/Press_FREIBURGER_APPEAL.aspx
2003: American Bird Conservancy and Forest Conservation Council: Brought a lawsuit against the FCC because millions of migratory birds were being disoriented by microwave radiation and crashing into cell towers. http://www.ewire.com/display.cfm/Wire_ID/1498
2004: International Association of Fire Fighters opposes communication antennas on fire stations. http://www.iaff.org/HS/Facts/CellTowerFinal.asp
2005: Salzburg, Austria's Public Health Department bans WLAN and DECT phones in public schools.
August 2005: Austrian Medical Association: Warns against Wi-Fi, cordless phones, and cell phone use by children. http://www.thepeoplesinitiative.org/Wifi_and_Schools.html
August 2005: Vienna Medical Association warns against Wi-Fi, and cell phone use by children up to age 16. link to www.mastsanity.org
2006: Frankfurt, Germany's government states it will not install WiFi in its schools until it has been shown to be harmless. http://www.icems.eu/docs/deutscher_bundestag.pdf
2006: UK schools remove their wireless networks: Prebandal Preparatory School, Chichester, West Sussex; Ysgol Pantycelyn School in Carmarthenshirem, Wales; and Stowe School, in Buckinghamshire, England. London Times, November 20, 2006. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/education/article642575.ece
2007: Ballinderry Primary School, Ireland: Removed Wi-Fi to protect young children. link to www.ni4kids.com
2007 Bavaria, Germany's Parliament recommends against Wi-Fi in schools. http://www.icems.eu/docs/deutscher_bundestag.pdf
2007 Australian Democrats: The "explosion in wireless communications technology" is causing widespread illness. http://www.democrats.org.au/docs/2007/Joining_the_Dots_ExecSummary.pdf
2007: European Environmental Agency, Europe's top environmental watchdog, calls for immediate action to reduce exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and their masts. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10463870
2008: International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (comprised of scientists from 16 nations): Recommends limiting cell phone use by children, teenagers, pregnant women and the elderly. http://www.icems.eu/resolution.htm
2007: Therold, Ontario closes down its citywide Wi-Fi pilot scheme. http://www.glastonburynaturalhealth.co.uk/WhyWi-Fi.html
2008: Lakehead University, Ontario bans Wi-Fi on campus. http://policies.lakeheadu.ca/policy.php?pid=178
2008: Madhya Pradesh, India: Bans cell phones in schools by both students and teachers. http://www.indiaedunews.net/Madhya_Pradesh/Teachers, students_unhappy_with_mobile_phone_ban_in_schools_5241/
2008: National Library of France: Removes Wi-Fi because of health concerns and limits installation to cable connections. http://www.next-up.org/pdf/FranceNationalLibraryGivesUpWiFi07042008.pdf
2008: Paris, France removes Wi-Fi from four public libraries because of health concerns. http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-35451555_ITM
2008 Sainte-Geneviève University, Paris: Removes Wi-Fi from its library because of health concerns. link to www.next-up.org
2008: Progressive Librarians Guild recommends against wireless technology in libraries. http://libr.org/plg/wifiresolution.php
2008: Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warns that cell phones are unsafe even for short conversations. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should never use cell phones. http://www.radiationresearch.org/pdfs/rncnirp_children.pdf
2008 Sebastopol, California: Reneges on its contract to install citywide Wi-Fi. http://www.boingboing.net/2008/03/24/town-of-sebastopol-c.html
2008: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute: Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08205/898803-114.stm
2008: Voice (UK Teachers Union) calls for a ban on Wi-Fi in schools. link to www.voicetheunion.org.uk
2009: Hérouville Saint-Clair, France: Bans Wi-Fi in public schools. http://www.wifiinschools.org.uk/4.html
2009: Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are "not appropriate." http://www.ideaireland.org/
2009: Karnataka State, India: Bans cell phones in all schools and pre-university colleges. http://www.hindu.com/2009/09/14/stories/2009091454460500.htm
May 2009: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urges Congress to focus on the potential connection between electromagnetic fields and "Bee Colony Collapse". link to electromagnetichealth.org
July, 2010: France prohibits advertising cell phones to children under 14; prohibits children up to age 14 from using cell phones in pre-schools and public schools; requires cell phones to be labeled with SAR values and a recommendation to use headsets. link to www.next-up.org.
February, 2011: The International Electromagnetic Fields Alliance (IEMFA) announced a scientific Consensus Statement published by a consortium of international scientists urging global governments to adopt significantly lower human exposure standards for electromagnetic fields. http://www.iemfa.org/images/pdf/SELETUN_statement.pdf
June, 2011: The Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE) released a document entitled: The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment. Resolution 1815 (2011). The Council strongly recommended removing Wi Fi and cell phones from schools.
June, 2011: The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recognized in a meeting with 31 international scientists that cell phones may "possibly" cause cancer in humans and gave it a 2B classification as a possible carcinogen. Wi Fi uses the same frequency as cell phones.
DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS CALLING FOR STRICTER REGULATION AND/OR A MORATORIUM ON WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
link to www.ralf-woelfle.de,
Vienna Resolution 1998
Salzburg Resolution 2000
Declaration of Alcalá 2002
Catania Resolution 2002
Freiburger Appeal 2002
Bamberger Appeal 2004
Maintaler Appeal 2004
Coburger Appeal 2005
Stockacher Appeal 2005
Oberammergauer Appeal 2005
Haibacher Appeal 2005
Pfarrkirchener Appeal 2005
Freienbacher Appeal 2005
Lichtenfelser Appeal 2005
Hofer Appeal 2005
Helsinki Appeal 2005
Parish Kirchner Appeal 2005
Saarlander Appeal 2005
Benevento Resolution 2006
Allgäuer Appeal 2006
WiMax Appeal 2006
Brussels Appeal 2007
Venice Resolution 2008
Berlin Appeal 2008
Paris Appeal 2009
London Resolution 2009
Porto Alegre Resolution 2009
EMF Resolution 2009
Dutch Appeal 2009
Int'l Appeal of Würzburg 2010
2011 Council of Europe:
"Remove wireless from schools"
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