• Author Deb Mayer

"Clear evidence" that Wifi Radiation Can Cause Cancer -- Let's Talk

Recently I wrote about the dilemma facing the Portland Public School board regarding how to allocate funding for school safety in the district. In May of 2017, voters overwhelmingly approved a $790 million construction bond that would modernize four schools and fund fixes to safety hazards in nearly every Portland school. Concerned citizen David Morrison along with a growing number of parents wants some of that money spent to hardwire computers in schools. They believe the risk of not taking action to protect our children from wifi radiation is too great to ignore.

Portland parents have been anxious to know how the bond will be spent. At least $150 million is slated to be spent addressing safety problems, including lead paint, radon, outdated fire alarms and leaking roofs. The board had been reluctant to address the issue of wifi radiation, but now some board members are beginning to see it as a concern worth considering.

For years school districts across the country have ignored the wifi radiation issue citing too little scientific evidence to support the expenditure. This week, as if on cue, Morrison and his allies received substantial validation from the scientific community in the form of evidence. From Democracy Now:

"However, that point of view took a major hit just last week, the night before we released our story. There was a peer review by independent scientists of the biggest study that the United States government has had to date on cellphone radiation. This was a study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, that’s part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And it released some preliminary findings in February, and then those findings were peer-reviewed by independent scientists last week. And those independent scientists finally concluded that there was, quote, “clear evidence,” unquote, “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation can cause cancers."

Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation magazine's environment correspondent and investigative editor, who co-authored the major new exposé How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation is interviewed on Democracy Now. The two part video and scripts are linked below.

Part 1: How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks

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Part 2: How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones

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Highlights from How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation:

  • Today, 95 out of 100 adult Americans own a cell phone

  • Wireless cellphone technology was rolled out in the 1980’s without conducting safety studies

  • As early as 1999 many studies indicated a strong correlation between cell phone usage and brain tumors

  • Wireless industries spent millions to fund studies, but a leading specialist noted in 2011 that if your research results show radiation has effects, your funding flow dries up

  • Wireless industry funded studies are two-and-a-half times less likely to find a health effect

  • Like Big Tobacco and Big Oil, Big Wireless' own scientists privately warned industry leaders about health risks

  • The wireless industry made the same moral choices as did the tobacco and fossil fuel industries to subvert the health risks of their products

  • In 2011 the World Health Organization listed wifi radiation as a “possible” carcinogen and may later this year (2018) revise that assessment to a “probable” or even a “known” carcinogen based on recent scientific evidence

  • The American Academy of Pediatrics has warned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to revise its guidelines to include the unique vulnerabilities posed to pregnant women and children

  • The younger one starts using cellphones, the higher the health risk

  • Great Britain, France, and Israel issue strong warnings on cell phone usage by children

  • “Safety Guidelines” protect industry, not health

  • Not a single insurance company is willing to issue a product-liability policy that covers cell phone radiation

  • To keep the argument over health risks going is a win-win for the wireless industry because the lack of certainty reassures customers​​ that wifi is safe

  • Billions of cell-phone users have been subjected to a public-health experiment without informed consent

  • The wireless industry has worked to deliberately addict its customers​

  • Scientists favor of the “precautionary principle” which holds that society doesn’t need absolute proof of hazard to place limits on a given technology

The time to talk seriously about the harmful effects of wifi radiation, especially on children, has come and will shortly be gone because the industry is moving so quickly to install an even more harmful 5G system to propel the Internet of Things (IoT) forward. Scientists from all over the world are calling for a moratorium on 5G wireless technology until safety studies are conducted. Reading their petition will leave little doubt in your mind that wifi radiation is not safe for your body.

Geovital Academy UK for Radiation Protection and Environmental Medicine

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