Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
News and Developments
"International" and "Canadian" News and Developments offer breaking news, current events and links to information that will keep you up-to-date about the issue of wireless technologies. Look for a variety of formats: videos, editorials and articles, current research studies and discoveries, and useful insights regarding the wireless controversy. Many are duplicated elsewhere within our website, under specific headings.
"Alerts and Updates" contains informational action announcements. These "short snappers" will be here and gone, usually within a one or two week period.
"Still Hot" contains information that remains especially relevant over time.
"Newsletters" is an archive of CST Newsletters FYI.
Looking for a specific topic or a past article? Search for it below:
for concluding that radiation from cellular and cordless phones is a probable human carcinogen
From the Abstract in the journal Pathophysiology:
"Many nations, phone manufacturers, and expert groups, advise prevention in light of these concerns by taking the simple precaution of 'distance' to minimize exposures to the brain and body. We note than brain cancer is the proverbial 'tip of the iceberg'; the rest of the body is also showing effects other than cancers."
The full text of the article mentions the view about changing classification of RF-EMF (electromagetic radiation from wireless devices) to a "probable human carcinogen".
Click "Read On" to see the full Abstract.
to discuss issues, schooling choices, white zones and safe places
Victor (based in British Columbia, Canada) has set up a new discussion board on the internet. Victor recently shared the following announcement:
The EHS community has been lacking a web forum to discuss issues, schooling choices, white zones and safe places. RF levels in the cities have gradually been increasing while safety standards have been slow to change although recognition of the concerns have become more widely known.
Most of our discussions occur through email. Responding to a request, I have setup an internet discussion board called EHS CONNECT for our community to discuss our particular issues and concerns. You may visit the forum by clicking on this link: EHSconnect.boardhost.com
The forum is searchable and provides a consistent location for information to be archived and forwarded to others for easy reference. This removes some risk in forwarding emails and addresses some privacy concerns during email discussions.
If you think of new forum categories that should be included in the forum, do let me know and I will consider it. It is a meeting place for like minded individuals to support each other. As with anything else, the forum will only be as good as the people who make up the forum.
Please drop in for a visit and if you recognize the value in such a forum, kindly forward its link to others who may benefit from it.
and Starting Earlier Than Ever Before
From an article published in ScienceDaily May 10, 2013:
"Professor Colin Pritchard's latest research published in journal Public Health has found that the sharp rise of dementia and other neurological deaths in people under 74 cannot be put down to the fact that we are living longer. The rise is because a higher proportion of old people are being affected by such conditions -- and what is really alarming, it is starting earlier and affecting people under 55 years."
"When asked what he thought caused the increases he replied, 'This has to be speculative but it cannot be genetic because the period is too short. Whilst there will be some influence of more elderly people, it does not account for the earlier onset; the differences between countries nor the fact that more women have been affected, as their lives have changed more than men's over the period, all indicates multiple environmental factors. Considering the changes over the last 30 years -- the explosion in electronic devices, rises in background non-ionising radiation- PC's, micro waves, TV's, mobile phones; road and air transport up four-fold increasing background petro-chemical pollution; chemical additives to food etc. There is no one factor rather the likely interaction between all these environmental triggers, reflecting changes in other conditions. For example, whilst cancer deaths are down substantially, cancer incidence continues to rise; levels of asthma are un-precedented; the fall in male sperm counts -- the rise of auto-immune diseases -- all point to life-style and environmental influences. These "statistics" are about real people and families, and we need to recognise that there is an "epidemic" that clearly is influenced by environmental and societal changes.'"
To read the full article, click "Read On".
Due to Citizen Proposition: Plan of Action to Win At Local Level!
Texans United Against Smart Meters reported on May 13, 2013:
"GREAT NEWS! In Brady, Texas - Proposition 27 WON! This allows utility customers to refuse installation or request removal of any product or service you deem harmful to your person, property or privacy at not charge for removal or future surcharge and utilities must be replaced back to prior condition. The people of Brady did this using 9.004 Texas Local Government Code - This is a not only a huge win for Brady, but all of TEXAS! WE CAN BEAT THESE METERS! The people spoke strongly in favor of this choice: 567 to 209 Sheila Hemphill was instrumental in getting these propositions on the ballot.
Every proposition that preserved our Constitutional rights-WON! Our sovereignty over our homes - WON! For interested parties, you need to find out when your City Charter can be revised, how many registered voters you have - it takes 5% or 20,000 whichever is less, that's just 100 locations getting 200 signatures - no big deal. Stay tuned, may see if we can get a conference call together for interested parties!"
United Kingdom (2011)
Martin Blank, PhD / Kerry Crofton, PhD / Katharina Gustavs, Cert. EOH
Martin Blank, PhD
Special Lecturer in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics 1968-2011
Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University
Crofton, PhD - is on the advisory board
called Doctors for Safer Schools with Stephen
Sinatra, MD, FACC. and Brendan Montano, MD. the medical director.
Katharina Gustavs, Cert. EOH - Building Biology Environmental Consultant IBN at Rainbow Consulting
Global TV news
Some parents are expressing outrage as the Peel District School Board installs Wi-Fi in its schools.
Original Global News Video
Peel Parent Information Session Thursday, May 9 in Mississauga / Press Release / AAEM letter
"The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) strongly supports the
use of wired Internet connections."
"To install this widespread wireless internet access system in Peel District schools risks a widespread public health hazard that the medical system is not yet prepared to address. Statistics show that you can expect to see an immediate reaction in 3% and delayed effects in 30%, including teachers."
The downloadable pdf includes
British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils - Resolution includes Rationale with Links
May 3, 2013
Be it resolved that
BCCPAC calls on Boards of Education:
1. to provide on/off switches to WiFi routers;
2. to establish a protocol of use that
(i) WiFi routers and WiFi/3G functions of computers/laptops/tablets are to be turned on only when they are
needed for access to the internet via the wireless network; and
(ii) Bluetooth function is to be turned on only if it is needed for accessing other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
3. to observe safety warnings and follow safety instructions in the user manual of iPad by reducing the duration of use under wireless mode and keeping the iPads away from the students' bodies.
1. and 2.(i) are for schools in which WiFi has been installed.
2.(i) and 2.(ii) are for all schools with computers, laptops and tablets that have WiFi/3G/Bluetooth functions.
3. is for schools in which iPads are used.
two-sided, one-page flyer for distribution - includes Member Registration Form with instructions
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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