- In May 2015 Berkeley, California passed an historic right to know ordinance that in part reads:
A Cell phone retailer shall provide to each customer who buys or leases a Cell phone a notice containing the following language:
"The City of Berkeley requires that you be provided the following notice:
To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. This potential risk is greater for children.
Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely."
The full ordinance is attached below.
- World experts are also concerned about unchecked wi-fi safety in airplanes for passengers and in-flight crew members:
- Lloyd Burrell of ElectricSense.com offers suggestions for how to minimize exposure while traveling:
- In August 2015, retired WHO General-Director and
Prime Minister of Norway Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland was interviewed by
the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten. She herself gets immediate headaches from her cell phone. See the three minute interview here:
- The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection indicates Wi-Fi in kindergartens and schools should be strictly regulated and hard-wiring should be used:
- While the United States and Canada have been slow to respond and have some of the worst EMF public health standards in the world, other countries have already taken measures to protect their citizens and our planet. The link below summarizes what other countries have done:
- The following link provides a summary Medical Advisory on Wi-Fi and Children's Health that includes actions from multiple countries:
- This link summarizes international actions taken over the years to protect against cell phones and now wi-fi as well:
- India is among the nations with toughest EMF radiation standards:
- The Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly released "Resolution 1815 (2011): The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment." They advise, "8.1.1. take all reasonable measures to reduce exposure to
electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile
phones, and particularly the exposure to children and young people who
seem to be most at risk from head tumours;". The full Resolution offers clear recommendations:
- Safe in Schools provides the following Medical Advisory: Wi-Fi Radiation and Children's Health which also indicates how groups in the U.S. and other countries are responding:
- The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) advocates using the Precautionary Principle. The Precautionary Principle states, when there are indications of possible adverse effects, though they remain uncertain, the risks from doing nothing may be far greater than the risks of taking action to control these exposures. The Precautionary Principle shifts the burden of proof from those suspecting a risk to those who discount it. To date, no research has proven EMFs are safe, and recent studies have proven they are extremely harmful.
- The Electromagnetic Radiation Research Foundation of South Africa advocates the Precautionary Principle and other measures to keep its citizens safer:
- ABC News: A Danish science experiment by a group of 9th-graders has gained
worldwide interest and may have us rethinking the proliferation of
wireless devices in our homes:
Note: The information provided here is publicly available on the Internet.
It is intended to provide a starting point to inform you of EMF dangers.
Please do your own research, draw your own conclusions, and act accordingly to protect those you love.