Watch “Wi-fried” and implement the precautionary principle*Posted: July 5, 2016 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: brain cancer, cellphones, health, microwaves, precautionary principle, wireless Leave a comment
The exponential increase in environmental exposure to electromagnetic radiation (microwaves) from wireless devices and Wi-Fi (e.g., routers, smartphones, tablets and any device that uses wireless connections) will probably cause harm. From an evolutionary perspective, this is the first time in human history that we are continuously bombarded by massive increases in microwave radiation–a totally new experience for our body. It is not be surprising that wireless radiation could increase the risk of cancer (Davis, 2010; Knudson, 2016). Why wait 30 plus years until the definitive studies have been completed. Use the precautionary principle and assume that microwave radiation is harmful until proven otherwise.
Watch the superb Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) program. “Wi-Fried,” by Dr. Maryanne Demasi, the presenter and producer of this documentary who investigated whether wireless devices and Wi-Fi could be harmful to health. She has a doctorate in medical research and worked for a decade as a researcher at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Instead of being applauded for her courage in airing this controversial issue, she was suspended from on-air broadcasts and the program was removed from the ABC website.
This action to stifle debate appears to be a repeat of the tobacco industry techniques smear campaign which began in the 1950s. At that time the tobacco industry claimed there was not enough evidence to show that smoking was a risk factor for health (Brandt, 2012). To protect tobacco’s profits, the industry supported many researchers and journalists to disparage and discredit ethical scientists and journalists who researched and reported on the health risks of smoking. Make up your own mind and watch the unofficial version of the now deleted 29-minute documentary,”Wi-Fried,” It has been posted on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/155864822).
Brandt, A. M. (2012). Inventing conflicts of interest: a history of tobacco industry tactics. American journal of public health, 102(1), 63-71.
Davis, D. (2010). Disconnect: The truth about cell phone radiation, what the industry is doing to hide it, and how to protect your family. Penguin.
Knutson, R. (2016). Debate Rekindled Over Health Risks From Cellphone Use, Wall Street Journal. July 6, 2016. http://www.wsj.com/articles/debate-renews-over-health-risks-from-cellphone-use-1467829289?mg=id-wsj
*I thank Dr. Joel Joel M. Moskowitz for sharing this information. Website: http://www.saferemr.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
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