Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens. Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF). The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.
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By Robert J. Szczerba, Forbes Magazine | see source article
From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk).
“From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk).”
Note from TBYP: The original January 13 version of this article is posted below, as an industry damage-control team appears to have undertaken a “re-education campaign” upon Forbes, to have the article edited. The re-educated version of this article can be seen on Forbes’ website, here.

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT.  The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens.  Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF).  The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.

Note from TBYP: So-called “smart” utility meters are notably absent from this list, despite these facts:
1) they typically emit radiation pulses of 1,000 to 10,000 times stronger than a cell phone in use, 2) tens of thousands of complaints of functional impairments have been made following meter “upgrade”; and 3) millions have been deployed throughout the USA and internationally without disclosure or homeowners’ consent. Discerning viewers, especially those who have watched Take Back Your Power, will understand the reason behind this omission.

Uh-oh. Not another diatribe about the dangers of our modern communication systems?  Obviously, these devices and the resulting fields are extremely (and increasingly) common in modern society.  Even if we want to, we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, to RF/EMF.  But, we may need to limit that exposure, when possible.

That was among the conclusions of a report published in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure entitled “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences.”  From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk).  The following points were made:

  • Children absorb a greater amount of microwave radiation than adults.
  • Fetuses are even more vulnerable than children.  Therefore pregnant women should avoid exposing their fetus to microwave radiation.
  • Adolescent girls and women should not place cellphones in their bras or in hijabs (headscarf).
  • Cellphone manual warnings make clear an overexposure problem exists.
  • Government warnings have been issued but most of the public are unaware of such warnings.
  • Current exposure limits are inadequate and should be revised.
  • Wireless devices are radio transmitters, not toys.  Selling toys that use them should be monitored more closely, or possibly even banned.

Children and fetuses absorb more microwave radiation, according to the authors, because their bodies are relatively smaller, their skulls are thinner, and their brain tissue is more absorbent.

More generally, the studies cited in the paper found RF/EMF exposure is linked to cancers of the brain and salivary glands, ADHD, low sperm count, and, among girls who keep cell phones in their bra, breast cancer.  They also noted that the average time between exposure to a carcinogen and a resultant tumor is three or more decades.

Hopefully, more longitudinal studies will be done to verify or contradict the findings so far.  In the meantime, are the government’s current regulations adequate?  The exposure levels they warn against haven’t seem to have been updated for more than 19 years.

Note from TBYP: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), now led by senior wireless lobbyist Tom Wheeler, has approved $2B to deploy wireless routers in classrooms, despite growing evidence of harm. As a direct result, a considerable number of children across the nation are already reported to be experiencing negative health effects, cognitive impairments, and increased ADHD symptoms. In Los Angeles, this LAUSD teacher reported children bleeding from the ear and nose since wi-fi was installed in her classroom.  The LAUSD schoolboard has since removed the router.

In a Network World opinion article ominously titled “Is Wi-Fi killing us…slowly?” columnist Mark Gibbs makes the point that “… laws and warnings are all very well but it’s pretty much certain that all restrictions on products that use microwave technology will err on the safe side; that is, the side that’s safe for industry, not the side of what’s safe for society.”  Gibbs then added this ominous closing question, “Will we look back (sadly) in fifty or a hundred years and marvel at how Wi-Fi and cellphones were responsible for the biggest health crisis in human history?”

But, short of that worst-case scenario, the topic certainly merits more scrutiny, and perhaps some common sense limits on what devices our children use, and for how long.

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Josh del Sol

Josh del Sol is host of the 2019 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit, which has become the most-attended online summit ever in the wellness space. Josh also created Take Back Your Power, a documentary about 'smart' meters which won the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and a Leo Award for Best Feature Length Documentary. Josh is passionate about safe technology, human rights, consciousness, new energy technology, and fatherhood.

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  • Thanks for sending this. I cringe every time I see a very young child playing with Mommy or Daddy’s smartphone or sitting in a car seat with their very own cell phone or Ipad!!! Really, what are parents thinking? If they don’t care about their own health at least they should care about their children.

  • Don’t rely on the government/corporate structure to inform you – they will not. Use the internet – go to youtube and listen to Dr. Barry Trower, one of the world’s top experts in microwave (he was a microwave weapons expert starting in the Royal British Navy back in the 1950’s). Dr. Trower, and others know all about the effects of cell phones, towers and “SmartMeters”, etc. ……..and it aint pretty. Cheers!

    • Although Barrie Trower is great, I don’t think he was working for the navy in the 50’s. I think that he may have still been in school then.

  • I
    just asked an electrical engineer friend about this about this, who
    builds and designs Wifi routers and other things. FCC has strict
    guidelines on the power of Wifi routers. I think 2.5 Ghz. If you move
    6” away from the Wifi router, the signal weakens by 50%. Move away
    another 6” it weakens another 30%. Move another foot, and it weakens
    considerably. Move to another floor in hour house, and you are more than
    fine. Ipads and non-celluar Iphones, being used for wifi internet use
    do not need a strong wifi signal. The strength of the Wifi can not
    alter or mutate DNA (cancer.org – search cell phones). The only risk is
    for people that stick a “live” phone to their ear and talk on it for 5
    hours a day for years. There is a lot to scare people put out by
    sources with an agenda. “Takebackourpower.net” is one of those sources
    I assume. Relax people, all is well. I have a Wifi box, I have kids who use Ipads, and luckily, I have a friend who specializes in wireless technology who gave me the straight poop.

    • Wireless is identical to light, except the pigment in your eye doesn’t detect man made electric and magnetic fields. The cryptochrome can’t tell the difference. It plays a huge role in the circadian rhythm. Light will never burn you but it will interrupt sleep. If you still don’t get it just park a WiFi router under your bed. Easy experiment. Good luck to you!

  • It’s science Elizabeth. I respect your opinion. Cancer.org is a non-profit, organization that studied the effects of wifi and RF. I know many electrical engineers who work in the wireless field. These engineers chuckle when they see this. This fellow, Dr. Trower is all over the place. He may have an agenda. My friends with with wifi and other technologies. If wifi disappeared, they would have other technologies to work with. No agenda. With wifi routers in a lot of homes, there has been no congruent increase in cases. There is more risk with GMO’s than a wifi router in my opinion. I am not a anti-government kind of guy. The Govt has no reason to kill of it’s citizens.

    • You are a disinformation shill, using the same terms and phrases as one above. You have therefore obviously created both disinformation comments. It is easy to sniff out a troll. The odour is so vile. Shame on you for your attempts to sell your soul and harm children. Where is your conscience?

    • No increase in cases? Maybe in your tiny world. National Geographic has created a show called Sleepless in America. They can’t figure it out because they listen to people like you.

  • It’s science Elizabeth. I respect your opinion. Cancer.org
    is a non-profit, organization that studied the effects of wifi and RF.
    I know many electrical engineers who work in the wireless field. These
    engineers chuckle when they see this. This fellow, Dr. Trower is all
    over the place. He may have an agenda. My friends work with wifi and
    other technologies. If wifi disappeared, they would have other
    technologies to work with. No agenda. With wifi routers in a lot of
    homes, there has been no congruent increase in cases. There is more
    risk with GMO’s than a wifi router in my opinion. I am not a
    anti-government kind of guy. The Govt has no reason to kill of it’s
    citizens.

    • You are a disinformation shill, aren’t you? Have you no conscience. Do you not have a family or friends you care about? I personally suffered 3 day headaches from home wifi. I am fortunate to have been able to afford and buy Blueshield protection from a NZ firm. People like myself are the ‘canary in the mine’ because it is still harming those who do not get instant symptoms. Young girls subject to everyday school wife have a 50% chance of damage to the mitochondria in the egg cells within their ovaries and this will be passed on to their offspring genetically. Shame on you.

      • Disinformation shill? Nice! 3 headaches a day huh? Disinformation from the American Cancer Society. Fact: Taking a 5 hour airplane flight is the equivalent of 4 X-Rays. Fact: A solar flare from the sun (that you never see) has the highest radiation amount next to a weapon, albeit a 1-2 second event. 3 headaches a day. Wifi is all over offices, homes, malls, towns, and cities. No one I know has a headache. There is greater risk from GMO’s, and plastic water bottles than Wifi. I am not in the wifi business, but look to dis-spell hysteria when I see it. Do yourself a favor, you have more credibility if you have 1 headache a week. I don’t care to sell you. An engineer and the American Cancer Society calmed my nerves. Best of luck to you.

        • The wireless industry gives quite a bit of money to the American Cancer Society. Cancer is big business. It’s all about the money so don’t think for one minute these people are looking out for your best interest. If the pandemic stops who will make the Porsche payments? GMO’s and plastic water bottles are not a chronic exposure. Do yourself a favor, buy a meter so you can see for yourself what you are being unnecessarily exposed to. Avoid it like the plague and watch headaches and health problems vanish.

        • She said a 3 day long headache. I have had the same. When exposed to wifi neighbors, my sprouting seeds will not sprout or are stunted. Mung bean sprouts are smaller than alfalfa etc…Away from wifi the same seed sprout fine and are normal size. Wireless does biological damage.

    • Vincent I know many Electrical engineers who DO NOT chuckle when they see this. The old adage that it can’t hurt you because its not strong enough to break bonds is getting a little old.. get your google out and see for yourself.

      • Do me a favor. Go research ionizing vs non-ionizing radiation. If Wi-Fi and cell phones are dangerous, I would’ve been dead by having an AM/FM stereo next to my bed for 15 years growing up. I’m not talking about a chuckle, I’m not talking about a hunch, I’m talking about hard evidence by qualified people and my own research. I’m trying to settle fears and put this mass hysteria to bed. It works people upand gives people anxiety for no reason in my opinion. Google “non-ionizing radiation” Wikipedia has a link with a chart that spells it all very very clearly.

          • And here we go with the personal insults. That alone invalidate your assertion right off the bat. “there is an enormous body of evidence out there” where is the evidence? All you did was show me with some other loony bligger like yourself.case closed don’t even bother responding I’m going to go dance around in a Wi-Fi jungle right now while you can go sit in a cave hugging a rock. Be well I wish the best for you.

          • I gave you a list of thousands of studies from pubmed. And like I said we know you will never take the time to read any of them. Because you are just like the tobacco industry shrills. Its time to wake up and smell the coffee Vincent.

        • Oh and by the way do you know what latency is?? Your just some dude holding on to your addiction and most-likely making a living off the stuff. I suggest you do a little more research yourself. Or maybe it will take 50yrs. Your running around saying the world is flat the world is flat…and of course today we know it is not.

        • How do you know you are not dying? Do you have high cholesterol? Difficulty sleeping? GERD? IBS? Difficulty concentrating? Did you know that 30-50% of people who are attached to stress monitoring equipment in double blind, peer reviewed studies (independent and not sponsored by the cell phone industry) exhibit an increase in stress symptoms when exposed to RF/EMF – the kind of cellular stress that is connected to inflammation leading to heart disease, Alzheimers, Diabetes, ADHD, Autism, Chronic Fatigue and more. These people experience absolutely NO sensation of stress or notice anything different in their experience when exposed to RF/EMF but their bodies undergo a stress response at the cellular level. That’s as high as 50% of the population. So what do you think, might you be one of the 50%? Or maybe one of your loved ones is one of the 50%? You have a 50/50 chance.

        • You are sadly ignorant re: the science. If you think Wackipedia is a place for info other than celebrity stuff, you are doubly ignorant. Only your own efforts at real knowledge and truth can help you. cheers

    • Sweden recognizes electrosensitivity as a bona fide illness and their government helps people with the illness. I personally have been diagnosed with this illness right here in Canada by an M.D. Some people are severely affected by electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation. Studies out of many countries show there is a connection to certain health ailments and electromagnetic radiation. Children right here in Canada in the Collingwood School District have had heart attaks from industrial strength wifi in their schools. Dr. Martin Blank. Dr. Olle Johasson. Dr. Magda Havas. Dr. Devra Davis. All these have acquired a great deal of knowledge via research and experimentation. Also, read the 2012 Bioinitiative Report. Likely there is a 2013 and 2014 one as well. There is ample proof that wireless radiation and dirty electricity are harmful.

    • I believe the Government will downplay the risks to protect profits. When mobile phones came out three local people developed brain tumours; two died. Two were friends. My ham radio manual mentioned radio hams were more likely to get leukemia. Through films and the internet I have seen the brain scans and what it does to the blood. A policeman once told me, thats funny, I know five microwave engineers and not one would allow a microwave oven in the house. It is dawning on me that dirty electricity could be a hazard, too.

  • I work as a rep with SaticUSA…and it is an honor to be able to help individuals who are aware of the dangers…It is not difficult to help out your home environment either with plug in EMF reducers or a wired in system…If we wait 30 years to get on top of this we will never catch up with the damage that has been done.

  • I also highly recommend that you listen to Dr Barry Trower, a courageous whistleblower whose life has been threatened more than once, for the truth. He is on youtube but you can also listen to a vg interview he did online on Fairdinkum Radio. See Fairdinkum Radio’s archives or type in “Barrie Trower” in the website’s search engine.

  • Look, I’m done here. My goal was to use logic and science to calm peoples nerves. Wi-Fi is 500 uv/m and it’s like a radio wave at that point. I wish everyone well if you choose to rip Wi-Fi out of your home by all means that is your choice. But Wi-Fi is all over the place airports banks restaurants malls cities towns sports arenas bathrooms. I respectfully encourage everyone to take a deep breath and look at sites like Wilipedia that spells it out in playing in English, Cancer.org a non-for profit, and other government websites as well as scientists with no particular agenda. Look up Dr.Karl on Twitter.

    • You have no scientific knowledge in the real world of cellular/biological health. Until you do, go back to your cancer group and your chosen govt. propaganda. You are wasting peoples’ time. Thanks.

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