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[Former Test Pilot and Founder of AirSafe.com] Reportedly, there have been separate incidents of two pilots fainting while in flight, apparently on aircraft with wi-fi installations. This could be a huge red flag. That sort of event in the air, with individual pilots being incapacitated, isn't consistently reported in the US because there is no clear legal or regulatory requirement to do so.

[Cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C.] We know that the heart is sensitive to, and can be adversely affected by, the same frequency used for WiFi (2.4 GHz) at levels a fraction of federal guidelines (less than 1%). I would like to see tests on pilots for potential cardiac and cognitive effects..

Not only does low-level RF radiation interfere with the proper functioning of the human body, avionics systems are not immune, either. For example, an aircraft wireless terminal was found to interfere with a ground base station even from a distance of 286 km (Moraitis 2010). In a worst case scenario, Honeywell display units on a Boeing 737NG went blank during EMI certification testing of Wi-Fi systems (Boeing 2011).

Since aircrafts are metal enclosures, any wireless transmitter such as Wi-Fi-enabled laptops and Smart phones as well as Wi-Fi access points operating on the inside will cause an exponential increase in RF radiation exposure.

PILOTS, SCIENTISTS QUESTION WIFI TIED TO PLANE CRASHES & CARDIAC SYMPTOMS

[Former Test Pilot and Founder of AirSafe.com] Reportedly, there have been separate incidents of two pilots fainting while in flight, apparently on aircraft with wi-fi installations. This could be a huge red flag. That sort of event in the air, with individual pilots being incapacitated, isn't consistently reported in the US because there is no clear legal or regulatory requirement to do so. [Cardiologist Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C.] We know that the heart is sensitive to, and can be adversely affected by, the same frequency used for WiFi (2.4 GHz) at levels a fraction of federal guidelines (less than 1%). I would like to see tests on pilots for potential cardiac and cognitive effects.. Not only does low-level RF radiation interfere with the proper functioning of the human body, avionics systems are not immune, either. For example, an aircraft wireless terminal was found to interfere with a ground base station even from a distance of 286 km (Moraitis 2010). In a worst case scenario, Honeywell display units on a Boeing 737NG went blank during EMI certification testing of Wi-Fi systems (Boeing 2011). Since aircrafts are metal enclosures, any wireless transmitter such as Wi-Fi-enabled laptops and Smart phones as well as Wi-Fi access points operating on the inside will cause an exponential increase in RF radiation exposure.

DOCUMENTARY QUESTIONS SAFETY OF THE GRID

Now, del Sol is on the verge of premiering a feature-length documentary — his first — titled Take Back Your Power, disclosing questionable industry practices in support of implementing networked control systems for power plants. The film links billing mistakes, invasive monitoring, even human illnesses to the rising use of smart grids in the U.S. and Europe.
Obesity, developmental delay, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, aggression, social phobia, and inability to pay attention or learn, are all associated with technology overuse...
Neuroanatomical Changes 
Gary Small¹s research showed pruning of neuronal tracks to frontal cortex in children who overuse videogames, bringing into question, what are the effects of unrestricted technology in the school setting? The brain triples in size in the 0-2 year old through synaptic connection formation, heavily influenced by environmental stimuli, or lack thereof. Prior to entering school, young children are wiring their brains to be stimulus/response mechanisms, devoid of empathy, impulse control, or executive function. Whether parents and teachers want to admit it or not, we are witnessing the de-evolution of the human species as a result of prevalent and unrestricted technology overuse, and both primary and secondary causal factors for technology addiction need to be considered in order to reverse technology¹s destructive process

Digital Dementia ­Guidelines for educators regarding technology use in school settings

Obesity, developmental delay, sleep deprivation, anxiety, depression, aggression, social phobia, and inability to pay attention or learn, are all associated with technology overuse... Neuroanatomical Changes Gary Small¹s research showed pruning of neuronal tracks to frontal cortex in children who overuse videogames, bringing into question, what are the effects of unrestricted technology in the school setting? The brain triples in size in the 0-2 year old through synaptic connection formation, heavily influenced by environmental stimuli, or lack thereof. Prior to entering school, young children are wiring their brains to be stimulus/response mechanisms, devoid of empathy, impulse control, or executive function. Whether parents and teachers want to admit it or not, we are witnessing the de-evolution of the human species as a result of prevalent and unrestricted technology overuse, and both primary and secondary causal factors for technology addiction need to be considered in order to reverse technology¹s destructive process
VIDEO: While some may claim we 'need more research' and want the epidemiological, long-term impacts known before taking a precautionary stance, Dr. Blank says the harm from RF/microwave radiation is already clear by looking at the cellular and molecular effects, including DNA. Society can not afford to take the risks of waiting, as while DNA has some ability to repair itself initially, after a certain point it is permanently beyond repair.

Do we need more research? Video: Martin Blank, PhD Special Lecturer and Retired Assoc. Professor, Columbia University

VIDEO: While some may claim we 'need more research' and want the epidemiological, long-term impacts known before taking a precautionary stance, Dr. Blank says the harm from RF/microwave radiation is already clear by looking at the cellular and molecular effects, including DNA. Society can not afford to take the risks of waiting, as while DNA has some ability to repair itself initially, after a certain point it is permanently beyond repair.
The more you use the tech, the greater your cumulative exposure; the greater your cumulative exposure, the greater the risk of forming malignant brain tumors. And the risk continues to increase with time, even if your cumulative use remains unchanged!

Another indicator that this risk is real: a leading Lloyd’s of London underwriter has, since 1999, refused to issue policies to cover cell phone manufacturer’s against claims of harm of their consumers’ health.
First, you can use tethered headsets with cell phones, to keep the cell phone (and thus the source of the radiation) much further away from the head...There is no way to use Glass without strapping it to your head. ..Second, not only is Glass attached to your head, the computer itself is very close to your temple and eye. These are two of the spots on the head most vulnerable to damage from EMF, because there is no bone to shield from the exposure....And third, not only is the EMF exposure from Glass in a more vulnerable location, but Glass is there a lot....Google is selling a product that is untested as to the long-term human health effects.

Understanding The Health Risk of Google Glass EMF Emissions

The more you use the tech, the greater your cumulative exposure; the greater your cumulative exposure, the greater the risk of forming malignant brain tumors. And the risk continues to increase with time, even if your cumulative use remains unchanged! Another indicator that this risk is real: a leading Lloyd’s of London underwriter has, since 1999, refused to issue policies to cover cell phone manufacturer’s against claims of harm of their consumers’ health. First, you can use tethered headsets with cell phones, to keep the cell phone (and thus the source of the radiation) much further away from the head...There is no way to use Glass without strapping it to your head. ..Second, not only is Glass attached to your head, the computer itself is very close to your temple and eye. These are two of the spots on the head most vulnerable to damage from EMF, because there is no bone to shield from the exposure....And third, not only is the EMF exposure from Glass in a more vulnerable location, but Glass is there a lot....Google is selling a product that is untested as to the long-term human health effects.
On what basis did the opposition develop their anti-wi-fi argument? “On certain scientific research as well as policy developments,” replies Patrick Hermann. “To be brief, at the scientific level, apparently, waves from wi-fi are of the micro-wave type. And even if their intensity is relatively low, their impact is significant. Waves penetrate several centimeters into the human body.”

He adds that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of WHO has classified electromagnetic radiofrequency fields as possibly carcinogenic for humans, on the basis of an increased risk of glioma, a type of malignant brain cancer, associated with use of mobile phones.

« Last May 30th, the Council of Europe recommended banning wi-fi and mobile phones in schools. The National Library of France has renounced a wireless network. In France, the National Assembly has voted a text asking that wi-fi be used as little as possible in schools”, says the Director of the Blaise-Cendrars High School.

Switzerland: Teachers Vote to Keep Wi-Fi Out of School

On what basis did the opposition develop their anti-wi-fi argument? “On certain scientific research as well as policy developments,” replies Patrick Hermann. “To be brief, at the scientific level, apparently, waves from wi-fi are of the micro-wave type. And even if their intensity is relatively low, their impact is significant. Waves penetrate several centimeters into the human body.” He adds that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of WHO has classified electromagnetic radiofrequency fields as possibly carcinogenic for humans, on the basis of an increased risk of glioma, a type of malignant brain cancer, associated with use of mobile phones. « Last May 30th, the Council of Europe recommended banning wi-fi and mobile phones in schools. The National Library of France has renounced a wireless network. In France, the National Assembly has voted a text asking that wi-fi be used as little as possible in schools”, says the Director of the Blaise-Cendrars High School.

SCIENCE: Heavy Cellphone Users Saliva Shows Higher Risk Factors for Cancer

Comparing heavy mobile phone users to non-users, they found that the saliva of heavy users showed indications of higher oxidative stress – a process that damages all aspects of a human cell, including DNA—through the development of toxic peroxide and free radicals. More importantly, it is considered a major risk factor for cancer. Crofton compares the situation to how the delayed response of asbestos in America. “It took a hundred years for regulators to respond to that crisis, but the threat from not just cell phones, but WiFi networks and cell towers is immediate and widespread,” she said.

US highest increase in early neurological deaths & dementias due to EMF & pollutants

The research highlights that there is an alarming 'hidden epidemic' of rises in neurological deaths between 1979-2010 of adults (under 74)...Of the 10 biggest Western countries the USA had the worst increase in all neurological deaths, men up 66% and women 92% between 1979-2010...Research in 16 countries points to 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.

SCIENCE: WebMD – Cell Phones May Cause Hearing Loss

Naresh K. Panda, MS, DNB, chairman of the department of ear, nose, and throat at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India presented the findings Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery in Washington. His team found that people who had talked on cell phones for more than four years and those who talked more than an hour daily were more likely to have these high-frequency losses. These losses can make it difficult to hear consonants such as s, f, t and z, making it hard to understand words.
When the organism’s homeostatic increasing incidence of burnout due to magnetic and electromagnetic fields of cell phone networks and other wireless communication technologies balance is tipped in favor of oxidative processes, we speak of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is associated, among others, with the aging of cells. Radio-frequency electromagnec fields (RF-EMF) interfere with cell processes:
• RF-EMFs produce excessive cell-damaging free radicals and strongly reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, which in turn can damage the DNA (see below).
• The body’s own defense in the form of endogenous radical scavengers (antioxidants) is weakened by RFEMFs (see below).
• The repair of DNA damage is impaired (BELYAEV et al.
2005).
• RF-EMFs interfere with the center of our metabolism,
the mitochondria, and thus interfere with our energy
producon: ATP producon is inhibited (SANDERS et
al. 1980, 1984, 1985).
• The decrease in ATP producon debilitates the entire
system.

SCIENCE: Increasing incidence of burnout due to magnetic and electromagnetic fields of cell phone networks and other wireless communication technologies

When the organism’s homeostatic increasing incidence of burnout due to magnetic and electromagnetic fields of cell phone networks and other wireless communication technologies balance is tipped in favor of oxidative processes, we speak of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is associated, among others, with the aging of cells. Radio-frequency electromagnec fields (RF-EMF) interfere with cell processes: • RF-EMFs produce excessive cell-damaging free radicals and strongly reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, which in turn can damage the DNA (see below). • The body’s own defense in the form of endogenous radical scavengers (antioxidants) is weakened by RFEMFs (see below). • The repair of DNA damage is impaired (BELYAEV et al. 2005). • RF-EMFs interfere with the center of our metabolism, the mitochondria, and thus interfere with our energy producon: ATP producon is inhibited (SANDERS et al. 1980, 1984, 1985). • The decrease in ATP producon debilitates the entire system.