The dangers of microwave radiation from cellphones, cell towers, and routers in offices should be on the program of the PRSA national conference starting tomorrow. But it isn’t.
The Society is missing a bet because one of the nation’s premiere authorities on radiation dangers, Cecelia Doucette, is only 30 miles away in Ashland.
Doucette created a five-minute video that tracks the microwave sources in her home and shows what she has done to mitigate them.
She walks viewers through rooms and shows the amount of radiation present using an Acoustimeter which measures radiation.
Radiation Sources Can Be Shut Down
She shows how to dismantle dangerous and unnecessary Wi-Fi links on computers and computer printers. Her computer printer, next to her work station, unbeknownst to her was emitting powerful radiation.
She had to turn off two antennas on the printer to stop the radiation. Other stops were to a cellphone that showed high voltage and radiation measurements. She urged cellphone users to keep the devices in airplane mode most of the time and never carry one in a pocket or a bra.
A cordless phone sent the Acoustimeter to the top of the voltage section and to the 10,000 microwatts per square meter range.
The microwave oven was shown to max out just in front of it and the radiation continued at high levels even 15 feet away. Doucette heats small portions of food in her countertop electric oven.
Cordless Phones a No-No
Health advocates say cordless phones are particularly dangerous because they radiate 24/7. They recommend corded phones, wired computer keyboards, wired internet connections and a wire mouse.
Laptop computers were also shown to emit high levels of radiation. Advice is to stay at least three feet away from the screen and never put a laptop on a lap.
The Doucette video should be shown in every classroom and library in the U.S. Schools and libraries are supposed to be seekers of information, not evaders of it.
The PRSA conference running from Oct. 7-10 is doing its members a huge disservice by ignoring the dangers of radiation since its members are heavy users of cellphones and computers and work in offices with powerful routers.
Measuring Devices Available
Jeromy Johnson, a civil engineer who became hypersensitive to radiation, has put together a package of instruments that measure radio frequency microwaves, magnetic and electric fields, “dirty” electricity, and general EMF detection.
Dirty electricity means abnormal power surges that are dangerous. It comes into a house through the electrical supply and can be generated by devices in the home.
Johnson’s “package,” costing $703, measures radio frequency microwaves, magnetic and electric fields, dirty electricity and general EMF detection.
Recommended for measuring RF microwaves is the Gigahertz Solutions HF35C for $299.
Magnetic and electric fields can be tracked by the Gigahertz ME3830B for $292.
A Stetzer Microsurge Meter for $100 is recommended for dirty electricity.
A basic AM radio for about $12 is recommended for “general EMF detection.”
The static produced on a battery-operated radio obliterates any sound when a light dimmer is on. Light dimmers are a source of electric pollution.
Ashland Library Stocks Acoustimeter
The Ashland, Mass., library has an Acoustimeter that can be borrowed by patrons.. Offices should have such instruments. The library hosted a six-part series on the dangers of radiation that concluded in early 2016.
Specialists in radiation pollution can be hired such as Matthew Waletzke, who did a survey of our apartment in March and who was the subject of a 3,047-word feature in the May 26, 2010 New York Times.
Advice of EMF health advocates is not to have a microwave oven at all or go into another room if it's turned on. The advocates say microwaves are also bad because they re-arranged the molecules in food, lessening its nutritional value.
Dangers of “5G” Explained
www.whatis5g.info has provided a detailed explanation of a new generation of wireless radiation devices that is on the horizon, promoted by the telecoms and the Federal Communications Commission.
5G, says the website, refers to the “5th generation” technology. Its intended purpose is to provide faster and higher capacity data transmissions to carry the massive amount of data that will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT) and for faster video streaming. That said, no one is yet clear about how 5G will be achieved, so at present, it is being used more as a marketing term than a reality.
What is clear is that 5g will include the higher Millimeter Wave frequencies never before used for public Internet and communications technology. These waves do not travel easily through buildings so will require millions of new cell towers.
The wireless telecom industry is aggressively seeking to outfit nearly every lamppost and utility post around the country with a wireless “small cell” antenna potentially beaming hazardous radiation next to, or into our homes, 24/7.
In light of the robust and ever growing independent science, showing adverse health effects from radiofrequency microwave radiation, the densification of our neighborhoods with 5G-infrastructure may prove to be a very ill-conceived idea.
"Internet of Things" Is Coming
The Internet of Things (IoT), as being marketed and sold to the public, is a vision of wirelessly connecting every “thing” possible to the Internet – all machines, appliances, objects, and devices. In addition, the IoT will include Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), robots, and “enhanced humans” (humans with some form of technology implanted or integrated into their biology to “enhance” human characteristics or capabilities).
IoT sensors and surveillance cameras will pepper our communities as well. New cyber physical systems of the IoT will render all objects “smart” – i.e. connected to the Cloud – thus enabling pervasive machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communications.
Some of the IoT products currently being manufactured include driverless cars, clothing, toasters, coffee makers, even diapers, and pacifiers for babies will be made “smart”. There will be “smart” mattresses (with “infidelity detection systems”), “smart” toothbrushes to record and notify you how well you are brushing your teeth, WiFi connected pills to transmit data to your physician, and the IoT even “promises” sex-bots, bluetooth tampons, and baby pods mothers can insert to serenade their unborn baby.
Every IoT “thing”, including robots, sensors, surveillance cameras, and AR, will generate personal usage-data, which will be mined, stored, and can be used by government, law enforcement, and industry.
They will also irradiate our homes and communities 24/7 with hazardous frequencies of pulsed microwave radiation.
Although government and industry promote the IoT as the panacea for all ills, the IoT itself, creates a plethora of problems. This website delineates nine ways that 5G and the IoT will cause serious harm to humans, wildlife, and our Earth. There are many more than nine but these will hopefully be discussed in future blog posts.
After exploring this website and conducting further research, you may decide the hoped for benefits of the IoT do not outweigh the very serious harms and you may opt to not buy into the IoT, both figuratively and literally.
Please also read A 5G Wireless Future – Will It Give Us a Smart Nation or Contribute to an Unhealthy One? by Dr. Cindy Russell.
Harm to Humans, Environment
Nine ways 5G and the IoT will harm humans, the environment, and our Earth
- Health – The robust and growing independent science shows harms to our health from microwave radiation
- Privacy – The invasion of our privacy from the collection and mining of our digital data
- Cyber Security -The fast growing and devastating cyber security risks
- Environment – The harms to wildlife, particularly bees, butterflies and other pollinators
- Energy – The huge energy consumption to produce and power a wireless Internet of Things
- Brains and Humanity – The effects on our brains and humanity from humans increasingly inhabiting the cyber world
- E-Waste – The astronomical e-waste that will be generated from connecting virtually every “thing” to the Internet
- Conflict Minerals – 5G and the IoT will vastly grow our dependence on conflict minerals, which have brought about the death of close to 6 million people
- Ethics — Ethical issues arising from the IoT. New human rights laws are being being considered; how should humans relate to robots and AI? The blurring of what was once a clear delineation between technology and humans.