by Lloyd Burrell
Retired U.S. Government scientist Dr. Ronald M. Powell has recently published an important document outlining the health issues concerning the use of wireless devices in schools.
In a letter addressed to public schools, Dr. Powell who is a Harvard-trained physicist, says, “as a scientist, I urge you to look into the health impact of the radiofrequency/ microwave radiation produced by wireless devices.”
What wireless devices should you be concerned about?
Examples of wireless devices, which are a cause for concern, are:
- Wi-Fi installations in all their forms
- Cell phones and cell towers (especially when located on school grounds)
- Cordless phones
- Wireless computers including desktops, laptop, or tablet models
- Wireless baby monitors
- Wireless smart meters
- Wireless smart appliances
- Microwave ovens (which often leak radiation)
Why should you be concerned about wireless?
Dr. Powell says thousands of peer-reviewed research papers are finding biological effects of concern. Even more worrying is that these biological effects occur at levels of radiation far lower than earlier understood.
He lays out the reasons why we should take precautions with wireless:
”All living things are bioelectrical in nature. That is why electrocardiograms and electroencephalograms work. They, of course, measure the tiny electrical signals that operate the heart and the brain. The critical tasks performed by these tiny electrical signals, and so many other electrical signals in all living things, can be disrupted by radiofrequency/microwave radiation.
The levels of manmade radiofrequency/microwave radiation in our environment are increasing exponentially and already exceed, by many orders of magnitude, the levels at which all life on Earth evolved. Simply stated, we are drowning in a rising sea of manmade radiofrequency/microwave radiation.
The invisible nature of radiofrequency/microwave radiation leaves the public and the decision – makers unaware of the rising levels of radiation around them.
The genuine usefulness of wireless devices promotes denial of the risks.
The intense advertising, the economic power, and the political power of profitable wireless industries enable them to dominate the public dialogue and to hold sway over government regulators and legislators.
Current Federal standards for limiting the exposure of the public to radiofrequency/microwave radiation are outdated and overly permissive. Those standards are based on thermal heating alone. In effect, the Government claims that if you are not cooked too much by the radiation, then you are fine. Those Federal standards ignore the many biological effects that occur at much lower levels o f radiation, leaving the public unprotected.
Federal and state governments are advocating unlimited expansion of wireless technology, and are even co-funding such expansion and mandating the acceptance of wireless technology by the public. Such actions reflect a widespread lack of understanding of, or willful blindness to, the underlying science and its consequences for public health.
Some of the more serious consequences of exposure to radiofrequency/microwave radiation (such as DNA damage, cancer, and infertility ) are especially nefarious because they give no early warning signs.
Other consequences of exposure do give early warning signs (such as sleep disruption, headaches, fatigue, ringing in the ears, memory loss, dizziness, heart arrhythmia, and many others) ; but those signs are too often dismissed because they can have other causes as well , complicating identification of the true cause.
The absence of routine training of physicians in the biological effects of radiofrequency/microwave radiation makes it difficult for physicians to identify the causes and to provide responsive guidance.
Even aware individuals cannot control their exposure in any environment shared with others, because the radiation around them, much like second-hand smoke, is forced on them by unaware individuals. Only government s can effectively solve this problem, and they are currently part of the problem. For now the public will have to protect itself, and that will require public education.”
Is there a safer alternative to wireless technology?
In the school setting Dr. Powell explains there is a solution, “many of the services that wireless devices offer can be realized with much safer wired devices. The wired devices achieve connectivity with fiber – optic, coaxial, or Ethernet cables. The wired devices are faster, more reliable, and more cyber secure.”
For more tips on how to protect yourself from WiFi radiation – click here.
Protecting people from wireless in public libraries
Dr. Powell, also warns about the dangers of wireless in public libraries he says, “if wireless devices, such as Wi-Fi, are used in your libraries, then the health of your staff and your customers can be at risk”.
He also recommends that libraries convert to safe wired connectivity, using shielded Ethernet cable and suggest that this example of the safe use of technology would encourage people to take that information home to protect their families.
About the author: Lloyd Burrell is the founder of ElectricSense.com. His website offers solutions to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies. Download his free EMF Health Report today!